Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/5/2024

The Vancouver Canucks (39-17-7) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (31-19-10) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

Through 63 games, the Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division with a record of 39-17-7. On the road, Vancouver is 19-11-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog. In games where they are the underdog this season, Vancouver has a record of 13-6-3.

On the road this season, Vancouver’s puck line record is 18-16, and their average scoring margin is +.4 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have 25 wins by multiple goals and 12 losses by multiple goals.

Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is 35-28, and their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Canucks’ puck line record is just 2-8.

In their last game, the Canucks went up against the Ducks and emerged as winners with a score of 2-1. Scoring-wise, the Canucks put up one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Vancouver managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 31 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Vancouver’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Kings have gone 12-10-6 and have won two straight games. In the Western Conference, Los Angeles is in 7th place and 4th in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Kings have a record of 31-19-10.

Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 7-3 and have won two straight games as the favorite. On the year, Los Angeles has been favored in 40 of their 60 games and have gone 20-13-7 as the favorite.

At home this season, the Kings have gone 11-17 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 28-32 overall. So far, 21 of their wins have come by multiple goals, and they have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game.

Against the puck line, Los Angeles has gone 6-4 in their last ten games and 14-26 when favored. In their last three home games, the Kings have gone 1-2 vs. the puck line and 3-7 in their last ten at home.

In their recent matchup, the Kings hosted the Devils and came away with a 5-1 victory. Facing off against the Devils’ defense, the Kings offense scored in all three periods. Of Los Angeles’ five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 23 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Los Angeles also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. Coming into the game, the Canucks have a 18-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 20-10.

This season, the over/under record for the Canucks’ is 35-24-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 36 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 5th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense comes into the game ranked 12th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

The Kings’ over/under record this season is 22-35-3. For the season, they have had 27 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 4 shutouts.

Canucks vs Kings Trends

  • Although Vancouver has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 0-3. The team averaged 1 goals per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Canucks vs Kings Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Kings to come out with a win against the Canucks while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -116, I’m placing my bet on the Kings to win outright.

For a puck line pick, we are going with the Kings to win and cover. Look for the Kings to win this one by multiple goals over the Canucks.

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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