Canucks vs. Kings Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Ryan Raeburn | Updated Nov 24, 2018

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A shaky goaltending situation is just the tip of the iceberg for LA. The Kings can’t find the back of the net either, which is a major issue.

Vancouver
35-36-5-6
AT
November 24, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Staples Center
Los Angeles
31-42-5-4
Puckline +1.5 -160
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +5.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Puckline -1.5 +135
Moneyline -165
Over / Under u +5.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

The Vancouver Canucks extended their losing streak to eight games Friday in San Jose. Rather than just another loss, though, they also gave up three power play goals to the Sharks as well. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has been a train wreck all season and is now down to their third-string goalie tandem of Peter Budaj and Cal Peterson.

Canucks vs Kings Betting Analysis

No need to rub your eyes, Los Angeles is favoured in this game -175 on the money. Despite sitting dead last in the entire NHL standings, the Kings are favoured for the first time in a long time. An eight game losing drought will do that to a team and the Canucks have had an ugly month to say the least.

After starting out the year so hot, Vancouver has fallen off a cliff. They’ve gone from first to sixth in the Pacific. They are 23-47 in their last 70 against Western Conference opponents as well. One thing is for sure; the TV ratings for this game will be slightly less than staggering.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have been outscored 34-16 through their last eight games and have not found any luck from their big two as of late. Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson have combined for just eight points throughout their current losing streak and the “Next Gretzky” talk has vanished. Pettersson was getting Ovechkin, Crosby and Gretzky comparisons left, right and centre as he tore the league apart in the opening weeks. Since the crops dried up though, he’s been a forgotten man.

Fortunately for Vancouver, the Los Angeles Kings have just two wins in their last seven games and are 4-7-1 on home ice. If there was ever a time to pull out a W and snap the streak, it’ll be on Hockey Night in Canada.

Los Angeles Kings

A shaky goaltending situation is just the tip of the iceberg for LA. The Kings can’t find the back of the net either, which is a major issue. With just 44 on the board, they have the lowest goals for in the league by a landslide and an NHL worst largest goal differential (-24) by a large margin as well.

Not much has gone right for the Kings, but similar to Vancouver, this could be a nice morale boost game to help turn the tides.

Canucks vs. Kings Prediction

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