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Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings - 4/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +133 / Anaheim Ducks -162 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
PRIT, FSW+
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The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Los Angeles Kings look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 37 assists and Drew Doughty has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 147 goals on 1,298 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 57 goals on 813 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Anaheim Ducks look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 23 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 34 assists and Adam Henrique has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 151 goals on 1,792 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 51 goals on 578 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last 12 games.

The Kings are 6-18 in their last 24 games as an underdog, 3-9 in their last 12 games as a road underdog and 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The Ducks are 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 games as a home favorite and 0-5 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 overall.

The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Kings and the Ducks, and it's the Ducks who should have the edge here with it being their last game of the season. This time of year when neither team has anything to play for and there's only a game or two left, it's the little things that can make the difference. The Ducks have done a nice job lately putting a few wins together and I'm sure they'd love to finish the year on a high note. It's a lot tougher to find that motivation in a lost season on the road. I'll take the Ducks on their home ice.

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks -162

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