Los Angeles Kings vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 10/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (2-4-0) at Los Angeles Kings (2-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hurricanes look for back to back wins as they head into the Staples Center to do battle with the Kings.
The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had a lot to celebrate over the last two seasons and this one doesn't appear to be any brighter as they will likely land in the running for a top end draft pick and could very well enter a full blown rebuild very soon. The Canes are 2-4 this season but have actually been quite competitive in each of their losses and perhaps deserve a better fate than where they are but I think things will actually start to decline for them as they're in a very tough division with a handful of the games best teams. The Canes will likely go with Cam Ward tonight who was brilliant in the team's win over the Avalanche on Wednesday and the Kings will return to Jonathan Quick after Jhonas Enroth got the call last night.
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The Kings got off to a very slow start but at the time of writing they are up 3-1 on the Sharks in San Jose are well on their way to getting back to the .500 mark and can attain a winning record with a win here against the Canes. Los Angeles should return to the playoffs after a year's absence but they are still without Slava Voynov on the blue line and could very well never get the Russian defenseman back as he was deported following a lengthy domestic violence case. LA is in a very good spot here though as the Canes don't have the legs to compete with the Kings and while LA is coming off (at the moment) a big win against the Sharks they shouldn't have any issues here. However, the line is going to be to chalky and I think the total is the better play and with Ward and Quick going it has to be the under.