Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +128 / Anaheim Ducks -155 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Los Angeles Kings could use a win here after losing 13 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 19 goals, Drew Doughty has 31 assists and Dustin Brown has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 119 goals on 1,090 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 44 goals on 600 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in each of their last eight games.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 18 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Adam Henrique has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 133 goals on 1,563 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 32 goals on 436 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Kings are 11-27 in their last 38 road games, 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-11 in their last 12 games as an underdog. The Ducks are 14-30 in their last 44 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-11 in their last 15 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 14-5 in Kings last 19 overall. The under is 7-3 in Ducks last 10 overall.
Laying these sort of prices with a struggling Anaheim Ducks doesn't make much sense, but backing the Los Angeles Kings in any shape or form is probably one of the craziest plays you can make currently. The Kings have nothing going for them at the moment and it doesn't help that they're on the end of a back to back. At least the Ducks are at home and well rested. The Ducks are also playing much better defensively and are fresh off a nice feel good blowout win over Montreal. The Los Angeles Kings have shown no positives and they're a team I'm looking to stay far away from.