Canucks vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 3/5/24

Los Angeles Kings (31-19-10) vs Vancouver Canucks (39-17-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -135 / Vancouver Canucks +109 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Here’s a Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings prediction.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The Vancouver Canucks recently beat the Ducks while losing to the Penguins and Kings. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.56 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 35 goals, Quinn Hughes has 59 assists and Elias Pettersson has 166 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.76 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 117 goals on 1,363 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 51 goals on 489 shots.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Kings recently beat the Canucks and Devils while losing to the Flames. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Trevor Moore leads Los Angeles with 23 goals, Kevin Fiala has 36 assists and Adrian Kempe has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.62 goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 89 goals on 1,058 shots faced, while David Rittich has allowed 39 goals on 455 shots.

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Kevin Fiala has scored a goal in each of the Kings' last four home games.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in each of the Kings' last eight home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one assist in each of his last six home appearances after playing less than 20 minutes in the Kings' last game.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the league for average time on ice (25:58) this season.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Brock Boeser has scored at least one goal in six of his last seven appearances against the Kings.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one assist in 10 of the Canucks' last 11 games against the Kings.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last seven games.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.24%).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 3rd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.62).
  • The Vancouver Canucks are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 4th in the league for goals per game this season (3.56).

Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings prediction

Right when I was pounding the table for the Vancouver Canucks and saying how good they are, they lose 6 of their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Kings are getting the benefit of the doubt here because they're at home. However, the Kings have played their best hockey on the road this season. Also, even with the Canucks issues these last couple of weeks, they're still 19-11-4 on the road this season and a top-5 profitable team for bettors. While it may not be pretty right now, getting the Canucks in the underdog role still packs value. I haven't hit the panic button yet. Give me the Canucks and the more favorable price.

Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks +109

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