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Kings underdogs vs Canucks in playoff betting

Los Angeles KingsVancouver Canucks
April 11, 10:30 PM | Rogers Arena

Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

40-27-15TEAM RECORD51-22-9

The Vancouver Canucks will not have Daniel Sedin, but oddsmakers aren't too worried as Game 1 of the first round series with the visiting Los Angeles Kings kicks off Wednesday.

Vancouver finished first overall while the Kings snuck in as the 8 seed. Both teams rank in the Top 5 defensively, but the canucks can score goals - the Kings cannot.

The result is one-sided betting on the Canucks, both in Game 1 and the Kings vs Canucks series betting menu.

The Canucks sit at 51-22-9 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 40-27-15. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 35-37-10 OU, and Los Angeles is 23-43-16 OU.

View Los Angeles vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Canucks in this one will find them as -160 favorites on the NHL money line at Bovada. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier this week at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Canucks and the No. 10-rated Kings in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 4-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Kings have a 87% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -235 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 10 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
Los Angeles is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Vancouver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Vancouver is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Vancouver's last 10 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Friday, April 13