Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Kings and Hurricanes. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Hurricanes are the home favorites against the Kings in a non-conference matchup.
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5
This game will be played at PNC Arena at 3:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.
WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:
- According to our analysis, we anticipate the Hurricanes to win this one with a projected score of 4-2.
- Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
- The Hurricanes should also cover at -1.5
Does Los Angeles Stand a Chance on the Road?
On the season, the Kings are 20-11-8 and sit in 7th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is currently in 3rd place. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 2-8 and have dropped five straight games.
When playing on the road this season, Los Angeles has gone 13-4-3, and they have been the underdog in ten of their games. As the underdog, the Kings have a record of 5-2-3. In games against other Western Conference teams, Los Angeles has gone 13-6.
Los Angeles has a puck line record of 19-20 this year, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. The Kings have been the underdog in 10 games, going 8-2 against the puck line in those contests.
So far, the Kings have 15 wins by multiple goals and have dropped seven games by more than one goal. In their last ten games, LA’s puck line record is 3-7, and their puck line record on the road is 11-9.
Games involving Los Angeles have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kings come in with a record of 15-23-1.
Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
On the offensive side, the Kings are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 18th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 11th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have a 14-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-1.
Los Angeles’ leading scorer is Trevor Moore. So far, he has 18 goals which is 30th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 11 assists so far.
Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Cam Talbot gets the start and has made 28 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-10, and his save percentage is 0.913%.
Can Carolina Lock in a Home Win?
Carolina comes into the game with an overall record of 24-13-5, which puts them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 2nd place, and they have gone 8-6 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games.
When playing at home this season, Carolina has gone 12-3-4, and they have won two straight games. For the season, the Hurricanes have been favored in 38 of their 42 games, and they have gone 23-10-5 in those games. In the Eastern Conference, they have gone 16-9 this season.
When favored, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 14-24, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.6 goals per game. So far, Carolina has 15 wins by multiple goals and 9 wins by just one goal.
At home, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 8-11, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per contest. Over their last ten home games, Carolina’s puck line record is 4-6.
The average goal total for Carolina’s games is sitting at 6.5. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 21-20-1.
In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
Offensively, the Hurricanes come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 6th in shorthanded goals.
Carolina’s leading scorer is Seth Jarvis. So far, he has 15 goals which is 51st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 17 assists so far.
Carolina defense takes on the Kings ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Antti Raanta has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 9-5, and his save percentage is 0.476%.