Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 4/9/2024

The Los Angeles Kings (41-25-11) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (25-49-5) on Tuesday, April 9th. 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 Blues. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Los Angeles Kings Are Coming Off A Win

On the year, the Kings are 41-25-11 and have 93 points, which has them in 7th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 7-3, and they come into this one having won three straight games. When favored this season, Los Angeles is 29-16-7.

So far against other Western Conference teams, the Kings have gone 24-21, and in road games, they are 22-14-4. As the favorite, Los Angeles has won three straight games, and they are 13-10 in division games.

On the road this season, the Kings have gone 20-20 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, they have 27 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the Kings have gone 37-40 against the puck line, including a mark of 6-4 in their last ten games. In their last three games, they have gone 2-1 against the puck line.

In their recent matchup, the Kings hosted the Canucks and came away with a 6-3 victory. Throughout the game against the Canucks, Kings’ offense managed to score in every single period. Two of Los Angeles’ six goals came while in power play, while they scored one time when shorthanded. They finished the game with 29 shots on goal.

Los Angeles secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Ducks have struggled with an 11-26-3 record, and they have lost two straight games at home. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is in 7th place and 14th in the Western Conference.

Overall, the Ducks are 25-49-5 on the year, and in their last ten games, they have gone just 2-8. As the underdog, Anaheim has lost two straight games and is 21-44-5 on the year when not favored.

At home, the Ducks have a puck line record of 19-20, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, their puck line mark is 39-39.

So far, Anaheim’s average scoring differential this season is at -1.2 goals per contest. In their 69 games as the underdog, the Ducks have a puck line record of 36-33.

The Ducks aim to bounce back following their 6-5 loss at home to the Blues. In every single period, the Ducks’ offense scored a goal against the Blues. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 38 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

Anaheim went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

Los Angeles Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. The Los Angeles offense is ranked 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 3rd in the NHL.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 30-44-3. Over the season, there have been 41 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.8 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.5 goals per contest placing 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 29th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Ducks offense is 27th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the NHL.

This season, the Ducks have an over/under record of 36-38-4. Throughout the season, they have played 45 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.1 per game.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.2 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks defense is currently 6th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Anaheim. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 32nd with 1 shutouts.

Kings vs Ducks Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Los Angeles has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 4-6.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.

Kings vs Ducks Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Kings. Nevertheless, given the payout of -273, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

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