Carolina Hurricanes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Pnc Arena)
CAR -215 O:U 6
The Los Angeles Kings go to Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at the PNC Center. The Kings are coming off of a victory over the Vegas Golden Knight. The win snapped a three-game losing streak that saw the Los Angeles Kings lose to the Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Dallas Stars.
The Los Angeles Kings are 18-24-4 on the season and are finding it difficult to find a rhythm on offense as Los Angeles only scores 2.56 goals per game. The defense hasn't always been there this season as the Kings, on average, give up 3.11 per game, which is the 22nd in the NHL. Anze Kopitar leads the team in all major offensive categories with the most points, goals, and assists.
The Hurricanes are coming off of a win over the Philadelphia Flyers, winning the game in overtime off of a Dougie Hamilton goal. The win snapped a two-game losing streak that the Hurricanes were on. However, the Hurricanes have still won three of their last five games, and have done well recently.
The Hurricanes are 25-16-2 on the season due to having one of the most balanced teams in the NHL. The Hurricanes find themselves in the top 11 in both offense and defense, and while they don't do anything better than all teams in the NHL, they are consistent in what they are good at. The Hurricanes are good at home, boasting a record of 12-8 in their home arena.
Los Angeles is 26-20 ATS this season
Kings are 20-44 in their last 64 games as an underdog.
Carolina is 19-24 ATS this season
Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games.
I think that the Carolina Hurricanes are a far superior team than the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are a well-disciplined team, and that's about the only area where they are better than Carolina. Carolina has been a pretty decent team at home, with a record of 13-8, and Los Angeles have been a terrible team on the road with a record of 7-14-3, I think that that continues and that the Carolina Hurricanes win this game convincingly. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win 4-1.