Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Kings vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 3/25/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (37-22-11) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (45-18-8) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

Kings vs Canucks

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division with a record of 37-22-11. They have been favored in 48 of their 70 games this season and have won their last four games when favored. In their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4, and over their last five games, they have gone 4-1. On the road, Los Angeles is 20-11-4 this season.

So far this season, the Kings have gone 20-18 against Western Conference opponents. In their last three games, Los Angeles has won all three contests, and they are currently riding a three-game winning streak. As the underdog, the Kings have gone 11-7-4 this season.

On the road, the Kings have a puck line record of 18-17 this season and an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. So far this year, the team’s puck line record is at 33-37, and they have 25 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 games, the Kings have gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 15-7. In their last 5 road games, the team’s puck line record is at 2-3, and they have 17 losses by multiple goals.

In their most recent game, the Kings hosted the Lightning and secured a 4-3 victory. In every single period, the Kings’ offense scored a goal against the Lightning. In the game, Los Angeles managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.

Los Angeles’ straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 45-18-8, the Vancouver Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings and have been the favorite in 48 of their 71 games. At home, the Canucks have gone 24-7-4 this season and have won three straight games as the favorite.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 7-3 and has won three straight games as the favorite. Against the Western Conference, the Canucks have gone 24-15 and have won three straight games overall.

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 20-15 vs. the puck line. Overall, the Canucks have a puck line record of 39-32, including going 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games and 4-6 in their last ten. So far, 29 of their wins have come by multiple goals.

Against the puck line as the favorite, Vancouver has gone 21-27 on the year, and their average scoring margin at home is +1.3 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Canucks have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line and 2-3 in their last five.

In their most recent game, the Canucks hosted the Flames and secured a 4-2 victory. Throughout the game against the Flames, Canucks’ offense managed to score in every single period. Of Vancouver’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 26 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Vancouver came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Los Angeles’ offense is currently ranked 15th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.

This season, the Kings have an over/under record of 26-41-3. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 5.8 per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 24-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 20-11 record.

For the season, the over/under record of the Canucks’ stands at 36-31-4. They have had 42 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Kings vs Canucks Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Canucks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Vancouver posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • The last three games that Vancouver was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 8-2 and an puck line mark of 5-5.

Kings vs Canucks Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Canucks to secure a victory over the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently set at -132, I’m locking in my bet on the Canucks straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Kings to cover. Even if the Canucks manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Kings should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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