Can the Los Angeles Kings pick up another win over an in-state rival when they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 10:30PM ET? Here’s our NHL Predictions for this game.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Ducks are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Anaheim has lost its last two games and is just 5-5 in its last 10 coming into tonight. The Ducks are 19-15-9 overall and 9-7-6 on the road. Anaheim has been averaging 2.67 goals per game while allowing 2.67 per game as well. Rickard Rakell has been leading the Ducks this season with 15 goals and 16 assists while Jakob Silfverberg has 11 goals. John Gibson is 13-13-5 in net this year with a 2.65 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
The Kings have also lost two straight entering tonight and are just 4-6 in their last 10. L.A. is now 24-13-5 on the season and 11-6-3 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 2.95 goals per game this season while allowing 2.36 per contest. Anze Kopitar has 17 goals with 27 assists to lead the team while Tyler Toffoli has a team-high 18 goals. Jonathan Quick is 19-13-2 in net this year and has a 2.31 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Los Angeles has won three of the last four meetings with the Ducks, including both meetings this season. Each of the two games this year have went to OT or a shootout. The Ducks play the Kings tough, but it’s clear the Kings have the better offense and the better netminder. The puck can bounce funny ways, but more often than not it’s going to bounce L.A.’s way at home against Anaheim. The public betting for tonight is backing the Kings as well.
NHL PREDICTIONS: LOS ANGELES KINGS -120