Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Ducks NHL Odds
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(24-35-5) Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks (27-33-7)
Date: Sunday, March 10th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ana -145 | LA +120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Los Angeles Kings enter this game with the Anaheim Ducks losers of two straight games. In fact, they have only won one game in their last ten outings, overall.
On the other hand, the Anaheim Ducks represent the cellar of the Pacific Division along with the Kings as they have lost six of their last ten. Nonetheless, they enter this matchup winners of three of four games after picking up the victory over the Montreal Canadiens at home.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings were shut out in their last outing versus the St Louis Blues as the visitors exploded for three goals in the second period while tacking on a final goal in the final period en route to the victory. For the game, the Kings were only allowed 28 shots on goal.
Shot leader in Tyler Toffoli was unsuccessful in five shots on goal throughout this contest. In all, he has going scoreless in the last 10 games for Los Angeles on 28 shots, total.
Anze Kopitar has also struggled during this time in scoring just two goals in the last 10 outings for the Kings. They currently rank 30th within the NHL as it relates to goals scored per game along with shots on goal per outing.
Fortunately, the Kings were able to pick up a 4-1 win over the Ducks in their last outing earlier in the season. However, it will be important to mention that Los Angeles has dropped their last four Road outings entering this matchup.
The Anaheim Ducks have cleaned up their act on both sides of the ice recently as their offense and defense are clicking on all cylinders at a critical point in the season. In fact, they have only allowed just 9 goals during their current streak while posting 18 of their own all in their last four outings.
They certainly took advantage of the Montreal Canadiens at home in their last outing as they posted eight goals, total, while exploding for three goals each in the final two periods. Daniel Sprong along with Alex Henrique got the scoring started early in the first in posting two goals to give the Ducks an early 2-0 lead.
And while Montreal was able to tighten the lead to 3-2 with a Shea Weber power-play goal in the second period, the Ducks reeled off 5 unanswered goals to end the game. In all, they ended with only 28 shots on goal compared to 37 for the Canadians.
Rickard Rakell also scored a goal for the Ducks versus Montreal, as he scored his 11th on the season while scoring in two straight outings, overall. Nonetheless, Anaheim has dropped three of their last five home games entering this matchup.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim.
- Over is 7-3-3 in the last 13 meetings in Anaheim.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
The over will certainly be the play in this contest as the defense for the Kings have really been non-existent recently as well as throughout the season. Also, the Ducks have had recent success on the offensive end entering this matchup. With that being said, look for them to pick up a 5-2 win at home in this contest versus a Kings team that struggles even more on the road.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Kings 2 – Ducks 5
Look for Anaheim to get some payback in this contest for an earlier three-goal loss to Los Angeles. They have been a bit shaky at home as stated, however, should have no problem picking up a high-scoring win in this contest on Sunday.
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