Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks - 3/8/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (7-12-6) vs Los Angeles Kings (10-8-5)
Game Info: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks -104 / Los Angeles Kings -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks meet Monday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 12 goals, Anze Kopitar has 22 assists and Jeff Carter has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 33 goals on 325 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 29 goals on 382 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 12 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 53 goals on 552 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 19 goals on 175 shots.
The Kings are 19-42 in their last 61 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Ducks are 8-20 in their last 28 home games and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The under is 5-2 in Kings last 7 overall. The under is 10-4 in Ducks last 14 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings aren't coming off a great week, but they've been the better team this season and are far and away the more trustworthy team defensively. The Anaheim Ducks are unbackable with losses in nine of their last 10 games and an offense that can't find the back of the net with any consistency. The Ducks also haven't won back to back games since January 24-26. I'll take the Kings in this near toss up contest.