Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks Free Pick 12/2/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-12-02

The Los Angeles Kings, led by Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty, are set to take the ice against Ryan Getzlaf, Rickard Rakell, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in a divisional matchup. The match will get underway at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, December 2, and you can watch it live on Prime Ticket.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds

Anaheim (-135) is currently favored over Los Angeles (+115), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-125 under, +105 over).

Anaheim is 11-16 straight up (SU) and has recorded -6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is fairly close to the 35-47 record the team managed during the 2018-19 season campaign. Of the team’s 27 games this season, 15 have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team is 7-7 SU at home.

The Ducks have converted on just 9.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 76.7 percent of all penalties.

With a .910 save percentage and 28.2 saves per game, John Gibson (8-13-2) has been the best goalkeeper for Anaheim this year. If Anaheim chooses to give him the night off, however, head coach Dallas Eakins might turn to Ryan Miller (3-4-4 record, .899 save percentage, 3.14 goals against average).

On the other bench, Los Angeles is 11-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 27 regular season contests, 14 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Kings are 2-10 SU as the road team this season.

The Kings have converted on just 11.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 25th overall and it’s successfully defended 75.6 percent of all penalties.

Jonathan Quick (.882 save percentage and 3.36 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Los Angeles. Quick is averaging 25.0 saves per game and owns a 7-11-1 record.

Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes

For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their past five outings.

The Kings have averaged the league’s fourth-most shots on goal (34.7) and Anaheim has attempted just the 29th-most (29.1).

Over Anaheim’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).

Los Angeles skaters created 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Ducks accounted for 23.2 hits per matchup.

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