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Los Angeles Kings vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 12/2/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes (12-9-4) at Los Angeles Kings (9-16-1)
Date & Time Sunday December 2, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +115 / Carolina Hurricanes -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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West coast NHL action features the Carolina Hurricanes visiting the Los Angeles Kings.

The Carolina Hurricanes head to the west coast off of a 2-1 OT loss to surging Anaheim on Friday. Carolina received a first period goal off the stick of Andrei Svechnikov off of assists from Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho. Curtis McElhinney gave up two goals on 29 shots to get the point for the Hurricanes.

Pontus Aberg scored at 16:10 of the third period for Anaheim with Ryan Getzlaf netting the winner just 75 seconds in to the extra session. Rickard Rakell assisted on both goals while John Gibson picked up the win for Anaheim with 33 saves.

The Los Angeles Kings have followed a two game winning streak with back to back defeats after a 4-1 loss at Calgary on Friday. Adrian Kempe lit the lamp for Los Angeles in the second period with Austin Wagner getting an assist. Calvin Petersen absorbed the loss for the Kings with a pair of goals allowed on 35 shots.

Mikael Backlund led the Flames with a pair of goals, with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan joining the scoring column. Backlund also had an assist with Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm adding a pair of helpers to lift Calgary and the 13 saves of Mike Smith to the win.

Under is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 overall and under is 5-0 in Hurricanes last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and under is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 home games and Kings are 0-4 in their last 4 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation and over is 4-0-1 in Kings last 5 Sunday games. Under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and Hurricanes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings. 

I don’t think we’ll see much offense here although the Kings defense can implode at any moment…

Carolina -130 // will update

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