Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21

Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (3-5-2) at Los Angeles Kings (3-3-2)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings -133 / Anaheim Ducks +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on 8.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with three goals, Ryan Getzlaf has five assists and Rickard Rakell has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 20 goals on 254 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up six goals on 56 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Andreas Athanasiou leads Los Angeles with three goals, Anze Kopitar has 11 assists and Jeff Carter has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 18 goals on 156 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up seven goals on 86 shots.

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The Ducks are 21-43 in their last 64 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Kings are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 7-1-1 in Ducks last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The favorite is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The under is 17-6-4 in the last 27 meetings in Los Angeles.

It's still early, but the Anaheim Ducks look a lot like the team from last year and the goaltending has been extremely disappointing up to this point. The Los Angeles Kings have been a bit better than expected and they play their best hockey at home dating back to last season. The Ducks are a tough team to back right now. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Kings on their home ice.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Kings -133

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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