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Panthers face Los Angeles Kings: NHL odds preview and stats

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings
26-36-8 March 22, 2014, 04:00 PM | STAPLES Center 39-25-6

The Florida Panthers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Kings in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

Los Angeles battles the Panthers, currently with a 26-36-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-36-16 for the Kings and 33-32-5 for the Panthers. View Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Florida before puck drop in this match found them as 219-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 24-rated Panthers taking on the No. 10-rated Kings in this contest.

Florida lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Coyotes on March 20. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -214 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Los Angeles at -186 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 27-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 14.92% rate while the Panthers have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Panthers at Kings trends to consider:
Florida is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Florida is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida's last 13 games on the road
Florida is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games at home
Los Angeles is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Anaheim, Sunday, March 23rd
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, Monday, March 24th