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(6-6-3) Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings (4-8-1)
Date: Tuesday, November 6th
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +115
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Pro hockey in southern California has been just OK through the first 15 games of the NHL campaign, as both teams from the Los Angeles metro area have been limping along. The Ducks are in better shape than the Kings by a narrow margin. Both teams are looking perhaps too old and slow for the modern, rapidly evolving game brought in fashion by Connor McDavid, Mitch Marner, Nikita Kucherov and those of their ilk.
We knew that veteran scorer Corey Perry would be out with a major knee injury, but Anaheim’s woes run deeper than that. The Ducks have a listless power play and don’t score enough 5-on-5, either.
Center Rickard Rakell is leading the way with 11 points (insert shudder here). Not only is Perry out, but fellow vet Ryan Getzlaf is also listed as day-to-day.
Anaheim is coming off an OT win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, thanks to a Cam Fowler hat trick, so hopefully the franchise can ride the coattails of those vibes and grab another win in their crosstown trek across the Valley.
If not, the Ducks might soon be looking at a coaching change like their neighbours have.
Los Angeles Kings
Everything has gone sideways for the longtime-contending L.A. Kings so far this year, so much so that just yesterday, Kings general manager Rob Blake decided to fire head coach John Stevens and replace him on an interim basis with The Moustache, aka Willie Desjardins.
Desjardins coached the Vancouver Canucks for a spell and also has national team experience with Team Canada He’s got a reputation as a no-nonsense guy who’ll once again demand accountability in the Kings’ locker room.
Interstingly, Los Angeles also brought in Marco Sturm as an assistant coach, who has recently had lots of success with his German national team and is pipped to be an A-1 head coaching candidate in the near future.
Maybe Desjardins is just holding down the fort until Sturm is prepared to step in.
Whomever is standing behind the bench, they have to light a fire under this Kings team that has looked slow and listless through the first dozen games or so.
NHL Betting Trends:
- ANA are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- ANA are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Pacific.
- Under is 6-1-1 in LA last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction:
It’s tough to handicap this one, because both clubs could have some wind in their sails; for the visitors thanks to Cam Fowler’s stud performance in their last OT win and for the home side due to the coaching change. Both Pacific division foes need a change in their fortunes soon.
FSN Pacific can always get some mileage out of this local rivalry, but if the teams were playing better, it would add some of the characteristic spice we’re used to seeing from the Ducks and Kings.
Hopefully one of these teams can use Tuesday night’s win as a springboard to some more consistent performances.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Kings -140
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 2 – Los Angeles 3 (OT)
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