NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 4/13/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (26-49-5) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (42-26-11) on Saturday, April 13th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. The Kings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Ducks are 14th in the Western Conference standings and 7th in the Pacific Division. Overall, Anaheim is 26-49-5 this season, including a 13-35 record against Western Conference opponents. On the road, the Ducks have gone 14-23-2.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone just 2-8, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog. As the underdog this season, Anaheim has gone 22-44-5.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 40-40 against the puck line, including going 3-6 when favored. So far, they have 37 losses by more than one goal compared to just 13 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten road games, the Ducks have gone just 3-7 against the puck line and 20-19 on the road for the season. Anaheim’s average scoring margin on the road this season is at -1.3 goals per game.

Coming off a 6-3 loss at home to the Flames, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. On offense, the Ducks did not find the net in the first or second period but scored three goals in the third period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings have gone 20-11-7 and have won seven straight games at the Staples Center. In the Western Conference, Los Angeles is in seventh place and third in the Pacific Division with a record of 42-26-11. Against teams from the West, the Kings have gone 25-22 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 6-4 and have won four of their last five games. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles has gone 30-17-7 and has been favored in 54 of their 79 games.

At home this season, the Kings have a puck line record of 18-20 and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. So far, they have 28 wins by multiple goals and 14 wins by just one goal. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 38-41.

Los Angeles has gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 21-33. In their last three home games, the Kings are 3-0 against the puck line, and their puck line mark at home is 7-3 in the last ten.

The Kings recently hosted the Flames and emerged victorious with a 4-1 win. Against the Flames, Kings’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Out of Los Angeles’ four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 30 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Los Angeles came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.5 goals per game this season, ranking 30th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 29th in the league. The Ducks went 5-17 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 19-29.

This season, the over/under record for the Ducks’ is 37-39-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 35 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have a 25-18 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-7.

This season, the Kings’ have an over/under record of 30-46-3. Throughout the season, they have played 38 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Ducks head into the game ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Anaheim. So far, they are 32nd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Kings head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 7 shutouts.

Ducks vs Kings Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Anaheim has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-8 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Ducks have a strong record of 3-2. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 2-3.

Ducks vs Kings Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Kings are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -343, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Kings victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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