Ducks vs Kings Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/17/23
Los Angeles Kings (30-18-7) vs. Anaheim Ducks (17-32-6)
February 17, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +155 / Los Angeles Kings -192; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 27 goals, Kevin Fiala has 37 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 87 goals on 731 shots faced, and Pheonix Copley has allowed 57 goals on 587 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 19 goals, Troy Terry has 29 assists and Frank Vatrano has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 139 goals on 1,355 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 51 goals on 494 shots.
Kings vs Ducks Trends
The Kings are 9-20 in their last 29 Friday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Ducks are 17-35 in their last 52 home games and 21-58 in their last 79 overall. The over is 5-1 in Kings last 6 overall. The over is 13-3 in Ducks last 16 overall. The Kings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Los Angeles Kings continue to find ways to win, and their offensive firepower should have a field day against this Ducks defense. The Anaheim Ducks remain one of the worst teams in the league, and only the Flames and Sharks have lost bettors more money this season than the Ducks. My only option here is the Kings, and I’ll lay the PL to shave down the price.