Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - 10/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (1-0-1) at Los Angeles Kings (0-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings square off Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look to get their third win of the season already after beating the Ducks Monday. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with one goal, Jannik Hansen has two assists and Alexandre Burrows has two points. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 1.6 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed five goals on 97 shots faced. Miller has allowed two or less goals in four of his last eight regular season outings.
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The Los Angeles Kings are still looking for their first victory after a quick 0-2 start to the season. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging one goal per game and have yet to score on a power play. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with one goal, Dustin Brown has one assist and Christian Ehrhoff has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the The Los Angeles Kings are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed nine goals on 54 shots faced. Quick has allowed two or less goals in five of his last seven regular season outings.
The Canucks are 5-15 in their last 20 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Canucks have to travel and play on back-to-back days after an overtime matchup Monday night. The Kings are hungy to get in the win column, and this is the perfect chance. I like Los Angeles at home to pull this out.