Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/1/21

Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/1/21 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (18-23-6) at Anaheim Ducks (15-28-7)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +108 / Los Angeles Kings -128 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks meet in NHL action from the Honda Center on Saturday night.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to build on their 2-1 win over the Ducks on Friday. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 47 points including a team-high 35 assists while Drew Doughty has 33 points with 25 assists. Dustin Brown’s got a team-high 17 goals on the year while Adrian Kempe, Alex Iafallo and Andreas Athanasiou each have double-digit goal and assist tallies and Trevor Moore has 22 points with 9 goals and 13 assists this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.5 shots with a 20% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 30.8 shots with an 84.2% success rate on the PK this season.

The Anaheim Ducks will try to rebound from their loss to the Kings on Friday. Max Comtois leads the Ducks in scoring with 28 points including a team-high 13 goals and 15 assists while Rickard Rakell has 26 points with a team-high 18 assists. Cam Fowler has 20 points with 15 assists and Adam Henrique has 19 points with 11 goals. Troy Terry, Ryan Getzlaf and Kevin Shattenkirk each have double-digit assists while Jakob Silfverberg has 16 points split between 8 goals and 8 assists. As a team, Anaheim is averaging 2.2 goals on 26.6 shots with a 9.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 30.9 shots with an 80% success rate on the PK this season.

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Los Angeles is 1-10 in their last 11 games following a win and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games played on no rest. Anaheim is 15-41 in their last 56 home games and 15-37 in their last 52 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games played on no rest. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

There’s not much besides bragging rights on the line here as neither team is headed to the post season and there’s not much at stake here except for showing up to fulfill contractual obligations. I just think this game is all about a low-scoring matchup as I could see a similar 2-1 or maybe 3-1 score line here, so give me the under.

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

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