Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kings versus the Canucks? The puck drops at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. This Pacific division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Canucks are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Kings.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Kings winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Kings on the moneyline (+119)
  • The Kings are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can The Kings Secure a Win at Vancouver?

Los Angeles enters today’s game with a record of 29-19-10 and 68 points. They are 7th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Kings are 18-9-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, Los Angeles is 6-4, but they have dropped their last two games, both on the road. As the underdog, the Kings are 10-6-3 this year, including a two-game losing streak.

On the season, the Kings have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game, and they have gone 26-32 against the puck line. This includes going 13-26 against the puck line when favored.

Los Angeles has gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten road games, and they are 16-15 against the puck line on the road for the year. So far, they have 19 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal.

This season, Los Angeles’ games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Kings currently have an over/under record of 22-34-2.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Kings come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. Los Angeles’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 5th in the league.

Los Angeles’ leading scorer is Trevor Moore. So far, he has 22 goals which is 47th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 16 assists so far.

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 16 starts this season. So far, his record is 9-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.449%.

Can the Canucks Grab a Win at Home?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division with 83 points. At home this season, Vancouver is 20-6-3 and has been favored in 39 of their 61 games.

Over their last ten games, the Canucks are just 4-6 and have dropped four of their last five games overall. In their last three games, Vancouver has gone 1-2. As the favorite this season, the Canucks are 25-11-4.

When favored, the Canucks have gone 18-21 against the puck line this season, and their average scoring margin is at +.8 goals per game. So far, Vancouver has 25 wins by multiple goals and has gone 35-26 against the puck line overall.

At home, the Canucks are 17-11 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential is at +1.4 goals per contest. In their last 10 games at home, the team is just 4-6 against the puck line.

On average, Vancouver’s games have finished with 6.4 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 35-23-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.6 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. Vancouver’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the NHL.

Vancouver’s leading goal scorer is Brock Boeser. So far this season, he has 34 goals, placing him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 27 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 45 games this season. His current record stands at 31-12, and his save percentage is 0.981%.