Ottawa Senators at Los Angeles Kings
|Date & Time||Thursday January 10, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Ottawa Senators +177 / Los Angeles Kings -207 -- Over/Under: 6
The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Ottawa Senators have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since the end of November. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 20 goals, Thomas Chabot has 28 assists and Matt Duchene has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 104 goals on 1,095 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 11 goals, Drew Doughty has 24 assists and Dustin Brown has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 54 goals on 550 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 30 goals on 427 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Senators are 18-38 in their last 56 games playing on 0 days rest, 12-43 in their last 55 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The Kings are 1-8 in their last 9 Thursday games, 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-7 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. The Senators are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-15-1 in the last 23 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Kings last 7 overall. The over is 36-15-3 in Senators last 54 overall.
The Ottawa Senators have been fade material for quite some time and a win last night doesn't change much, especially when you consider how awful they've been on the end of back to backs. The Los Angeles Kings have been hit or miss due to a lack of offense, but they're at least at home and have a rest advantage. The Kings have also scored three or more goals in seven of the last 10 meetings against the Senators, so they should certainly be able to take advantage of those defensive hiccups of Ottawa. I'll lay the hefty price, as there's no reason the Kings should lose this game.