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Anaheim DucksLos Angeles Kings
Dec 22, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

9-19-5TEAM RECORD15-14-4

Hockey bettors look for value at STAPLES Center on Thursday as host Los Angeles battles the Anaheim Ducks in hockey odds action.

This season the Kings are 15-14-4 overall while the Ducks are 9-19-5. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 8-18-7 on the OU, and Anaheim is 15-16-2.

View Anaheim vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Ducks were listed as +-170 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Kings - Ducks odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 29.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.5% rate while the Ducks have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -140 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Kings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Ducks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Anaheim's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 9 games when playing Anaheim
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles' last 11 games

Next up:
Anaheim at San Jose, Monday, December 26
Los Angeles at San Jose, Friday, December 23

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