Canucks vs. Kings - 4/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (46-27-5) at Vancouver Canucks (29-36-13)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +171 / Los Angeles Kings -190 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, RSNP
The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet late Monday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings need a nice road win after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 29 goals, Anze Kopitar has 45 assists and Jeff Carter has 227 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 142 goals on 1,745 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 27 goals on 375 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks haven’t won three straight games all season long. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 28 goals, Jannik Hansen has 16 assists and Sven Baertschi has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 128 goals on 1,549 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 75 goals on 912 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. The Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 10-25 in their last 35 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Vancouver and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Canucks haven't won three straight games all season, and it's hard seeing that change with them losing five straight at home. I'll take the playoff team in the Kings on the road.