The Los Angeles Kings (11-3-3) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (9-10-0) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim 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 Canadiens. Puck drop is set for 3:30 ET.
Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks
The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into today’s game, the Kings will look to remain undefeated on the road at 8-0-0. Overall, they are 11-3-3 this season which includes a home record of 3-3-3. They are currently positioned 3rd in the Western Pacific division and 4th in the Western conference. Los Angeles
heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost three games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 8-9.
The Kings recently played against the Coyotes and secured a win with a score of 4-1. Facing off against the Coyotes’ defense, the Kings offense scored in all three periods. The Los Angeles offense recorded 25 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Los Angeles also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Kings, the Ducks have a record of 9-10-0 so far. At home, their record is 4-7-0 and 5-3-0 on the road. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Pacific division and 9th in the Western conference. Anaheim comes in with four wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 4-15.
Following a 4-3 loss at home to the Canadiens, the Ducks are eager to bounce back. The first period saw the Ducks being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Anaheim’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 33 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Anaheim took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Los Angeles Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3.9 goals per game this season, ranking 4th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 21st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.
So far, the Kings have an over/under record of 8-9-0. Coming into the game, they have played 7 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.6 goals per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Ducks offense is 18th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.
The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 8-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 10 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Los Angeles Team Defense
Los Angeles defense takes on the Ducks ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28 shots per game against Los Angeles. They alsso are 13th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Anaheim Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 21st in takeaways at 5.6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 2.9 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL.
Kings vs Ducks Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 4 goals per game in these contests.
- Across their last five home contests, Anaheim has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- The last five games that Anaheim was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Kings have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Kings is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -199, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Kings victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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