Anaheim Ducks vs LA kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 2/24/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (20-34-2) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (28-17-10) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. Both the Ducks and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Ducks have gone 20-34-2, including a 9-19 record against Western Conference opponents. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is in 7th place, and they have gone 4-9 against divisional foes. Over their last ten games, the Ducks are 5-5, and they come into this game having gone 2-3 over their last five.

On the road, Anaheim has gone 12-15-1, and they have been the underdog in 49 of their 56 games this season. As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 18-29-2. Against the spread, the Ducks have gone 1-2 over their last three games.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 29-27 against the puck line, including a road mark of 16-12. So far, they have had 11 wins by just one goal and nine wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 games, the Ducks have gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is at -1.0 goals per game. As the underdog, their puck line record is at 28-21.

The Ducks aim to bounce back following their 7-4 loss at home to the Blue Jackets. The Ducks offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Blue Jackets, but they did score four times in the second period. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 31 shots on goal and committed 9 turnovers.

Anaheim took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At 66 points, the Kings sit 4th in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. In the conference, the Kings are 15-12 and 28-17-10 overall. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone 6-4, and they have won four straight games as the underdog.

Over the course of the season, the Kings have been favored in 38 of their 55 games. In these games, Los Angeles has gone 18-13-7 and 10-10-6 at home. So far this year, the Kings have gone 7-5 against Pacific Division opponents.

Los Angeles enters this game with a puck line record of 26-29 and their average scoring margin for the year sits at +.4 goals per game. So far, the Kings have had 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 13-25 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games at home, the Kings have a puck line record of just 2-8.

So far this year, the Kings have gone 10-16 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +.1 goals per game. In their last five games at home, the Kings have gone just 2-3 against the puck line. In their last three games, Los Angeles has a puck line record of 2-1, and their record vs. the puck line in their last ten games is 6-4.

After suffering a 4-1 loss at home to the Predators, the Kings are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Kings scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. The team’s one goal were the result of a power play. Throughout the game, they managed to register 28 shots on goal and committed 6 giveaways.

Los Angeles went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 29th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 28th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 14th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Ducks’ is 26-27-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.

The Kings’ over/under record this season is 21-32-2. For the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 28th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 7th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 4 shutouts.

Ducks vs Kings Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • The Kings have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 0-5.

Ducks vs Kings Prediction

If you’re searching for a moneyline bet in this matchup, our analysis favors the Kings as the likely winner. Nevertheless, considering the current odds at -275, I’d suggest exploring the puc line bet, as our projections indicate the Kings winning by more than a single goal.

When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Kings to win and cover. Watch for the Kings to win this game by multiple goals over the Ducks.

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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