Kings vs. Canucks - 3/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (25-27-12) at Los Angeles Kings (38-21-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -265 / Vancouver Canucks +235 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings square off Monday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Vancouver Canucks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 110 goals on 1,303 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 56 goals on 673 shots. Miller has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 19 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 24 goals, Anze Kopitar has 36 assists and Jeff Carter has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 113 goals on 1,394 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 347 shots. Quick has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 6-15 in their last 21 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canucks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Canucks are unbackable with them losing game after game. The Kings have been solid at home and have beaten up on Vancouver over the years. I'll take the home team by two to give the wager more value.