Anaheim Ducks (6-6-3) at Los Angeles Kings (4-8-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 6, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -167 / Anaheim Ducks +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the STAPLES Center.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with four goals, Ryan Getzlaf has eight assists and Rickard Rakell has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 28 goals on 434 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed eight goals on 117 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.
The Los Angeles Kings could also use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Ilya Kovalchuk leads Los Angeles with four goals, Drew Doughty has nine assists and Alex Iafallo has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 17 goals on 110 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 23 goals on 262 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win and 4-14 in their last 18 overall. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 16-6-4 in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles. The under is 10-4 in Ducks last 14 overall and the over is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall.
Neither of these teams have been able to string together wins and they've both had issues on the defensive side lately. So, instead of laying such a steep price just because the Kings are at home, I'm going take back the Ducks on the road because of the plus money. The Ducks are where the value is at, and they're the better defensive club, which I like as well.