Kings vs. Ducks - 2/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (23-18-7) at Los Angeles Kings (30-16-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +100 / Anaheim Ducks -120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings meet Thursday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Anaheim Ducks hope to remain red hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 20 goals, Sami Vatanen has 17 assists and Rickard Rakell has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.8 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 53 goals on 645 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 38 goals on 496 shots. Anderson has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 31 assists and Jeff Carter has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 92 goals on 1,135 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 18 goals on 262 shots. Quick has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. The Kings are 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Ducks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Kings have to get back on track in terms of consistency, and this is a good spot to do so considering they've played their best hockey at home. The home team has also won four of the last six meetings between these two teams.