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Kings trying to bust out of slump vs Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks will walk the red carpet at Staples Center to face the Kings tonight and it hasn’t been glitz and glam for the Canucks recently. Vancouver is 2-5 SU in its last seven and will face a Kings team looking to break out of a slump after losing three in a row at home. Los Angeles opened as a -180 favorite.

SHARK BITES
  • Vancouver is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 ATS in its last six games at home.
  • Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick ranks third in the NHL in save percentage (.933)

The Kings can take solace in the fact that their last three losses at home were all to potential playoff teams (Tampa, Nashville and San Jose). Although Los Angeles has taken some lumps, they’re still ranked second in goals allowed this season (2.41 goals per game) and roster one of the best goaltenders in the world in Jonathan Quick. The Kings moneyline doesn’t offer great value but if bettors want to back the Kings, take their -1.5 puckline which opened at +155.

The Canucks have almost wrapped up their four-game road trip and will look to end on a high note after dropping back-to-back games to Anaheim and San Jose. Vancouver has been awful on the power play this season, only converting 10 goals on the man advantage in 17 games, and is last in the NHL in power-play conversion since the start of the 2015-16 season. The only good news in this matchup for Canucks betters is they’ve beaten the Kings two of the last three times they played.

The total opened at 5.5 in this matchup and the trends are pointing toward an OVER. The total has gone OVER in five of the Kings’ last six games and in four of their last five at home. Don’t overthink this one — take the OVER.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL hockey oddsmakers at Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -195 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those OVER/UNDER betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Kings to win this game 3.6-2.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings currently sport a record of 11-4-2. The Vancouver Canucks are 8-7-2. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 9-7-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Canucks have gone 7-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Vancouver injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at OddsShark show the No. 28-rated Canucks taking on the No. 12-rated Kings in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 3.24 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 18.33% while the Canucks defense kills off 78.12% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vancouver was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +166 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at +119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games
  • Vancouver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver home to Las Vegas, Thursday, November 16
Los Angeles home to Boston, Thursday, November 16

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