Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Kings Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Vancouver Canucks taking on the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday October 13th at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Vancouver Canucks (2-0-1-0) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-2-0-0)
Date: Tuesday October 13th
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings -157
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Not Posted At Press Time
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Kings were excited to open the season with 5 straight home games, thinking they could race out of the gates fast.
That however, has not been the case as they have dropped their first two games to start the season.
Vancouver on the other had continues to impress as they come in with a pair of wins, including a shootout win last night in Anaheim.
The Canucks have erased the bad memories of their 2014-2015 season and have started off with a pair of wins and have looked impressive doing so.
Vancouver enters the 2nd game of their back-to-back as they knocked off Anaheim in a shootout 2-1 Monday night. Adam Cracknell tallied his first goal with his new team and Alex Burrows put in the game winning goal to secure the Canucks win.
Adam Cracknell, who hadn’t scored since April 4th, 2013, was with St. Louis last time he got on the scoresheet. Cracknell signed a 1 year deal with the Canucks in August.
RW Brandon Prust has an assist in 2 straight games, but leads the league in penalty minutes with 20.
The Canucks will get a boost on the defensive end with Alex Edler returning to the lineup after battling the flu.
The Kings have not gotten the start they hoped when they found out they had 5 straight home games to start the season. The struggles have come from the offensive side of things as Los Angeles has just 1 goal in each their first 2 games.
The losses have come to San Jose and Arizona, who scored a combined 9 goals against Los Angeles.
If Los Angeles wants anything to build off of,they should look to their recent success against the Canucks. The Kings went 3-1-1 in the 5 divisional meetings last season against Vancouver.
The Kings will try to find some offense as their only two tallies have come from Tyler Toffoli and Nick Shore.
Los Angeles will be without Dwight King for 8-10 weeks as he had foot surgery.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
- Canucks are 5-15 in their last 20 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Canucks struggled mightily in the 2nd game of back-to-backs last season. With the Kings desperate for a win, expect Los Angeles to have much more energy in this one Tuesday night.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick:Los Angeles ML
The Kings finally find their offensive groove as they knock off the Canucks to grab win #1 in 2015.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Los Angeles 5- Vancouver 1
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