Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/26/21

Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/26/21 Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (14-27-7) at Los Angeles Kings (17-22-6)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings -162 / Anaheim Ducks +135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 13 goals, Rickard Rakell has 17 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 91 goals on 920 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Adrian Kempe has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 54 goals on 491 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 72 goals on 872 shots.

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The Ducks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 15-36 in their last 51 overall. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Ducks last 8 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Kings last 9 overall. The Ducks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams that are piling up the losses and have nothing to play for at this point. The Los Angeles Kings should be favored at home, but they've also done nothing in the favorite role and playing at home hasn't helped that much. The Anaheim Ducks have played some of their best hockey on the road recently and they've won five of their last eight meetings against the Kings. If forced to bet this game, give me the Ducks and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Anaheim Ducks +135

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

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