Ducks vs. Kings - 1/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (27-13-3) at Anaheim Ducks (19-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSW2
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday night at the Honda Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 20 goals, Anze Kopitar has 23 assists and Jeff Carter has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 72 goals on 955 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 16 goals on 230 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 17 goals, Rickard Rakell has 11 assists and Ryan Kesler has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.4 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 49 goals on 579 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 31 goals on 417 shots. Anderson has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 14-5 in their last 19 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both teams are on fire at the moment, but the Kings are at home and are catching the Ducks on the end of a back-to-back. Not to mention the Kings have beaten the Ducks in four of the last five meetings. Give me the home team.