Ducks vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 2/24/24

Los Angeles Kings (28-17-10) vs Anaheim Ducks (20-34-2)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -275 / Anaheim Ducks +225 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks will play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Anaheim has alternated wins and losses over their last five games, while Los Angeles has won four of their last five. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Ducks vs Kings prediction.

Ducks Preview

The Anaheim Ducks are 20-34-2 this year after they lost to Columbus by a score of 7-4 in their last game. Anaheim was able to erase a 4-0 second period deficit, but allowed three goals in the third for the loss. The Ducks out shot Columbus by a total of 31-27 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Anaheim defeated Buffalo by a score of 4-3 in the game prior to Columbus, but lost to Toronto before that. The Ducks are scoring 2.61 goals per game and they are allowing 3.57 goals against per game, while going 19.3% on the power play and 76.4% on the penalty kill. Troy Terry has led Anaheim with 17 goals, 28 assists, and 129 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson, who is 12-20-1 this year with a 3.16 goals against average and a .896 save percentage. 

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 28-17-10 this season after they lost to Nashville by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Los Angeles tied the game at one in the first period, but they allowed the last three goals in the game for the loss. The Kings out shot Nashville by a total of 28-21 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Los Angeles had won their previous four games against Columbus, Pittsburgh, Boston, and New Jersey. The Kings are scoring 3.09 goals per game and they are allowing 2.64 goals against per game, while going 22.3% on the power play and 86.9% on the penalty kill. Adrian Kempe has led Los Angeles with 19 goals, 30 assists, and 172 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Los Angeles is David Rittich, who is 8-3-3 this year with a 2.24 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. 

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost each of their last four games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Kings have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last six games following a home loss.
  • The favorites have won the second period in each of the last four games between the Ducks and Kings.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Kings' last nine games as favorites against the Ducks.

Anaheim Ducks Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won three of the Ducks' last four games.
  • The Ducks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in 20 of the Ducks' last 21 games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Ducks have lost the second period in each of their last five night games against Pacific Division opponents.

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Kevin Fiala has scored at least one goal in each of his last four appearances against the Ducks.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in each of the Kings' last nine games as favorites against the Ducks.
  • Anze Kopitar has recorded at least one assist in each of the Kings' last eight games as favorites against the Ducks.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the Western Conference for average time on ice (25:57) this season.

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Frank Vatrano has scored at least one goal in three of the Ducks' last four games.
  • Frank Vatrano has recorded at least one point in seven of the Ducks' last eight games.
  • Adam Henrique has recorded at least one assist in four of the Ducks' last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Leo Carlsson has recorded two hits against the Kings this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league for power play goals against this season (23).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 4th in the league for shots per game this season (33.4).
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 25th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.44%).
  • The Anaheim Ducks rank 32nd in the league for power play goals against this season (53).

Ducks vs Kings Betting Prediction

Los Angeles comes into this game after losing to Nashville in their last game, but they have won four of their last five games. The Kings are actually a better road team than they are at home, as they are just 10-10-6 on home ice this season. Anaheim has been pretty inconsistent in their last five games and they are just 12-15-1 on the road this year. The Ducks have allowed 7, 3, 9, 1, and 5 goals in their last five games and they are one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL so far this season. The Kings are the way better team in this matchup and I am taking them to win by at least two goals. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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