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Dec 31, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

24-12-2TEAM RECORD18-14-6

STAPLES Center hosts an NHL battle between the Los Angeles Kings and the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Los Angeles will face the 24-12-2 Canucks. In totals betting, the Kings are 9-22-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Canucks are 19-17-2 favoring the OVER.

View Vancouver vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Vancouver before the first pitch in this match will find them as 115-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Canucks taking on the No. 13-rated Kings in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 14.2% rate while the Canucks have a 85.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Vancouver was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They won as -134 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Kings were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 8-2
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Vancouver home to San Jose, Monday, January 2
Los Angeles home to Colorado, Monday, January 2