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Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks - 3/23/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings
Date & Time Saturday March 23, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +102 / Los Angeles Kings -125 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
PRIT, FSW
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The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The Anaheim Ducks look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 22 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 33 assists and Adam Henrique has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 143 goals on 1,703 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 41 goals on 485 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.

The Los Angeles Kings could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 21 goals, Drew Doughty has 36 assists and Dustin Brown has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 130 goals on 1,204 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 51 goals on 660 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.

The Ducks are 11-23 in their last 34 games as an underdog, 5-16 in their last 21 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 1-11 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 35-14-2 in Ducks last 51 road games. The under is 4-1-1 in Kings last 6 home games.

The Los Angeles Kings just beat the Ducks on the road two weeks ago as +180 underdogs and have won the last two meetings against them overall, outscoring them 7-3. The Anaheim Ducks have been awful on the road recently and playing on the end of a back to back probably doesn't help here. However, we're getting plus money to fade the Kings, a team that has fallen apart over the last month or so and hasn't been able to win even when favored. I'll take my chances with the plus money to bet against the slumping Kings.

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks +102

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