Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 06, 2021

Just a day after the firing of their coach and the General Manager, the Vancouver Canucks redirect their attention to the ice as they host the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles
20-13-4-1
AT
December 06, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
17-18-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -195
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +5.5

49%

Betting Action

51%

Puckline -1.5 +162
Moneyline -144
Over / Under u +5.5

49%

Betting Action

51%

After starting the year 8-15-2 and losing 10 of their last 13, Jim Benning became the fourth General Manager to get the axe so far this season.

The Canucks are -136 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Kings vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

Tonight will be the first of a three-game season series between the Kings and Canucks. They have played six times since early 2019, with Vancouver taking five, including each of the past three. In those meetings the Over went 4-2.

Kings’ bettors are making bank against the spread so far this season, LA has covered in 14 of their 23 games, including three of their past four. The Canucks have covered in their past three home games, sitting them at 12-13 against the spread this campaign.

The Under is most common on both sides of this matchup, as the Kings and Canucks are both in the bottom ten in league scoring. Each team has only played the Over eight times this year.

Los Angeles Kings

After drawing a five-minute major boarding penalty on Connor McDavid, Adrian Kempe responded by scoring the first of three goals on the extended Kings powerplay to seal their 5-1 win over the Oilers. Last night’s upset win was the perfect response after suffering back-to-back losses at home.

Kempe scored a pair of goals last night giving him a team-leading ten on the year, defenceman Drew Doughty had himself a night, picking up three points in the victory.

LA is playing their third back-to-back road game of the year and so far they are 1-1 in the second halves.

Vancouver Canucks

After seven-plus seasons as the General Manager of the Canucks, Jim Benning and his entire staff were relieved of their duties last night after losing 10 of their past 13 games. Head coach Travis Green also got the boot and was immediately replaced with Bruce Boudreau. Boudreau has previously coached in Washington, Anaheim and Minnesota during his 14-year career, putting up a record of 567-302. There is no replacement at the GM position as of yet.

The Canucks were on a mini two-game win streak before their most recent 4-1 loss at home to Pittsburgh. A jersey was tossed on the ice – a tough way to open their longest homestand of the season.

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