Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (9-8-7) at Los Angeles Kings (14-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, FSWHD
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Vancouver Canucks could use a nice road victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 11 goals, Henrik Sedin has 15 assists and Jannik Hansen has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 50 goals on 572 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 10 goals on 103 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Ben Hutton is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Los Angeles Kings hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 11 goals, Jeff Carter has 12 assists and Milan Lucic has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 43 goals on 520 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up five goals on 133 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 7-17 in their last 24 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Kings are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Kings have been on fire on their home ice recently and are catching the Canucks on the end of a back-to-back. I give Los Angeles the edge here, even if the road team has controlled this series as of late.