Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks - 4/19/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (30-33-14) vs Los Angeles Kings (40-27-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +150 / Los Angeles Kings -188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Anaheim Ducks host the Los Angeles Kings in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-27-10. Through 77 games, the Kings are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 222 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 15th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.88 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 12th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Anaheim Ducks get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 30-33-14. This mark places them 6th in the Pacific division. Through 77 games, the Ducks have scored 219 goals, giving them an average of 2.79. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams.On defense, Anaheim is the 23rd-ranked unit, giving up 3.22 goals per contest. So far, the Ducks have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Anaheim's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

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Through 77 games, the Los Angeles Kings' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 16 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 49. On the season, he is turning 14.3% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 77 games, he has come up with 18 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -11 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has turned in 20 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 70 games, the Anaheim Ducks' goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry, with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.5%. So far, 22.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 36 assists to go along with his 21 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are --24 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.18 goals per game. In his 53 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 49 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 33-42-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-22-1. On the season, 47.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the KingsIn Anaheim's 77 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-36-3. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 17-20-2. On the season, 53.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Look for this to be a low-scoring contest, as both Anaheim and Los Angeles have had their offensive struggles, ranking well below the NHL average in goals scored per game. I recommend taking the under.

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