Kings vs. Canucks - 3/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (40-26-4) at Los Angeles Kings (34-22-14)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -173 / Vancouver Canucks +156 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, FSWHD
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings play Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have zero power play goals in their last five games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 26 goals, Daniel Sedin has 46 assists and Shawn Matthias has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Ryan Miller has allowed 102 goals on 1,170 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 71 goals on 869 shots.
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The Los Angeles Kings could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have four power play goals in their last five games and have won 11 straight when scoring at least three goals. Jeff Carter leads the Kings with 25 goals, Tyler Toffoli has 21 assists and Anze Kopitar has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Martin Jones has allowed 25 goals on 276 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 136 goals on 1,601 shots.
The Canucks are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. The Canucks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Kings have been money on their home ice as of late and are starting to play with a sense of urgency. I like the Kings to take this one, and I suggest the spread to give your wager more value.