Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Staples Center)
LA -123 O/U 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks are on the road this weekend as they square off against the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles will be hosting this game at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. Anaheim will be rolling into town on the second night of a back-to-back set as the Ducks played Tampa Bay the night prior. Los Angeles comes to town fresh off of a win over Arizona, though Kings fans are obviously looking for much more from their team. Anaheim and Los Angeles currently have a 1 - 1 series split with two more games to go.
The Anaheim Ducks are taking to the ice with a low-scoring team that has struggled to put the puck in the net. Anaheim is averaging just 2.48 goals per game while averaging under 30 shots against goal per outing. Anaheim is paced by the play of Ryan Getzlaf (33 pts, 11 g, 22 a) and he'll be one of our primary players to highlight in this game. Anaheim is surrendering just 3.10 goals per game to opposing squads.
Los Angeles will look to turn their fortune around by stringing together a couple of victories. Los Angeles is scoring 2.50 goals per game despite the strong play of Anze Kopitar (48 points, 17 g, 29 a). Kopitar is going to be one of the most explosive players on the ice in an otherwise low-scoring environment.
- Ducks are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games.
- Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
- Over is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
- Under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 vs. Pacific.
The Kings are playing great recently and have found some great talent that can make a difference in the game here. The Ducks have simply struggled on the offensive side of the puck and it has cost the Ducks quite a bit of games and will continue here. We like Los Angeles to defeat Anaheim. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Kings win 3 -1.