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Canucks vs. Kings in west coast battle

The Vancouver Canucks have picked up the loss in each of their last three games against the Los Angeles Kings as those teams meet again in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Monday night.

The Canucks and Kings last met on January 4, with Los Angeles winning 3-1 as a -135 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks.

That dropped Vancouver to 3-7 in their last 10 games against Los Angeles, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-5-2.

The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 24-13-9 this season, while the Kings are 27-14-5. Vancouver is 14-25-7 against the total, while Los Angeles is 13-22-11 versus the number.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kings as -152 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Kings and the No. 8-rated Canucks in this matchup.

Vancouver was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Blues. They won as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 loser at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 20-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.29% rate while the Canucks have a 89.13% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at Anaheim, Wednesday, January 15th
Los Angeles at St. Louis, Thursday, January 16th