Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 11/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (9-9-1) at Anaheim Ducks (9-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -141 / Los Angeles Kings +128 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSW2
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks clash Sunday night in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 10.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Carter leads Los Angeles with six goals, Tanner Pearson has three assists and Tyler Toffoli has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 31 goals on 361 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 80 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have lost five straight games when allowing more than two goals.
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The Anaheim Ducks hope to remain hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with eight goals, Jakob Silfverberg has six assists and Cam Fowler has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 33 goals on 361 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 10 goals on 150 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have won all nine games this season when scoring more than two goals.
The Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 35-16 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Kings are on the end of a back-to-back and despite winning their last two games, they've been very inconsistent overall. The Ducks are rested, playing some of their best hockey of the season and have won four straight at home. You have to give the heavy edge to the Anaheim Ducks, especially considering they've won seven of the last nine games against the Los Angeles Kings.