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NHL: LA Kings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 1/15/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (20-11-8) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (24-13-5) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.

Los Angeles Kings vs Carolina Hurricanes

The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A LossLA Kings

On the season, the Kings have a record of 20-11-8 and are in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, they have gone 2-8 and have lost five straight games. When playing on the road, Los Angeles has gone 13-4-3.

When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Kings have gone 13-6 on the year. As the underdog, Los Angeles has a record of 5-2-3. In games where they have been the underdog, the Kings have gone 0-5 in their last five games.

On the season, the Kings have a puck line record of 19-20 and their average scoring differential is +.7 goals per game. So far, Los Angeles has been the underdog in 10 games and their puck line record as the underdog is 8-2. In their last ten games, the Kings have a puck line record of 3-7.

So far, the Kings have 15 wins by multiple goals and their puck line record on the road is 11-9. In their last ten road games, Los Angeles has a puck line record of 3-7 and their average scoring differential on the road is +1.3 goals per game.

Coming off a 5-3 loss on the road to the Red Wings, the Kings are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period against the Red Wings, the Kings scored one goal, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. Their three goals came during a power play situation. In total, they took 36 shots on goal and had 1 giveaways.

Los Angeles took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 12-3-4 and have won two straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3.

Overall, the Hurricanes have gone 24-13-5 and have been favored in 38 of their 42 games. When favored, they have gone 23-10-5, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. Against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 16-9.

Against the puck line this season, Carolina has a record of 16-26, including going 8-11 at home. So far, the Hurricanes have 15 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game.

Heading into this game, the team’s puck line record over their last ten home games is 4-6. In their last ten games overall, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 5-5.

In their most recent game, the Hurricanes hosted the Penguins and secured a 3-2 victory. In the first period on offense, the Hurricanes managed to score two times, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 35 shots on goal and had 14 turnovers.

Despite the straight-up win, Carolina did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

carolina hurricanesLos Angeles Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 18th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. The Kings went 14-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 5-1.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 15-23-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. Looking at how the Hurricanes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 6th in shorthanded goals.

The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 21-20-1. Over the season, there have been 22 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.5 goals per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Los Angeles defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.4 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 8th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.

Kings vs Hurricanes Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Kings have an puck line mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.

Kings vs Hurricanes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to take down the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently at -149, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.

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

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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