Los Angeles Kings (10-8-6) at Anaheim Ducks (8-12-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +106 / Los Angeles Kings -117 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 24 assists and Jeff Carter has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 33 goals on 325 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 35 goals on 407 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 13 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 58 goals on 578 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 19 goals on 175 shots.
The Kings are 19-43 in their last 62 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Ducks are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 3-1-1 in Ducks last 5 games following a win. The Kings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings are probably the better team on paper, but neither of these teams are lighting it up and it's one of those matchups where I usually take my chances with the team giving me the better price. The Anaheim Ducks have been horrible this season, but they have won both meetings this season against the Kings and five of the last six meetings against them overall. In a battle between two clubs on the struggle bus, I'll take the plus money and the home team.