Kings vs. Canucks Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Nov 27, 2018

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The Vancouver Canucks hope to have sniper Brock Boeser back in the lineup for the first time in three weeks tonight as they host the Kings.

Los Angeles
31-42-5-4
AT
November 27, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
35-36-5-6
Puckline +1.5 -280
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +5.5

23%

Betting Action

77%

Puckline -1.5 +230
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +5.5

23%

Betting Action

77%

The Los Angeles Kings tangle with the Vancouver Canucks for the second time in four days tonight at Rogers Arena. The Canucks won Saturday’s tilt 4-2, snapping an eight-game losing streak. This is the beginning of a three-game road trip for L.A. and the start of a five consecutive at home for the Canucks.

Kings vs Canucks Betting Analysis

The Los Angeles Kings are the second worst puckline bet going in the NHL this season. So far they’re 8-15 on the goal spread and have lost more than nine units for their supporters. That’s what happens when you rank 30th in offence (2.2 goals per game) to go along with some terrible special teams. L.A.’s power play ranks 28th at 15.3 percent and its penalty killing is 29th at 73.3 percent.

Meanwhile, even though the Canucks have had a tough time getting into the win column recently, they still sit sixth overall in league money standings at +4.31 units with a 16-10 puckline record.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings are running out of time to figure things out. They fired John Stevens earlier this month and named former Canucks coach Willie Desjardins interim bench boss. Now Desjardins brings his club back to Vancouver in desperate need of another win as L.A. tries to climb out of the NHL’s basement. The Kings (8-14-1) have just 17 points in 23 games played.

However, after dropping Saturday’s date with Vancouver, the Kings were able to rebound with a 5-2 victory against the Oilers thanks to three third-period goals. Anze Kopitar had the winner and had three points, while Dustin Brown notched a hat trick. The win was the first time in nine games that the Kings managed more than three goals.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks remain a work in progress. They have promise up front with some dynamic young players like Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser. Vancouver is hopeful that Boeser could return to the lineup tonight. He’s listed as a game-time decision after missing more than three weeks with a groin injury. Before hitting the shelf, Boeser had 11 points in 13 games.

While Boeser would certainly help the club’s attack, he isn’t known for his defensive prowess and the Canucks have allowed at least four goals in five of their last seven. They rank 28th overall on the year, giving up an average of 3.5 goals per game.

Kings vs. Canucks Prediction

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