NHL Game Betting Lines Like Kings Over Ducks, Slightly
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This NHL game betting evening, fans will be able to wager on 9 different matchups. First up is the matchup pitting the Florida Panthers against the Carolina Hurricanes and the last contest of the night, which will be nationally broadcast, will pin the Los Angeles Kings against the Anaheim Ducks. Let’s take a look at what sports betting websites are predicting for this evening’s action.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks – Tuesday, November 7th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Stream: NBC Sports, NHL TV
NHL Game Betting Lines:
Los Angeles Kings -1 ½ (+260) 5 (-145) -115
Anaheim Ducks +1 ½ (-320) 5 (+125) -105
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings ride into this evening’s contest sporting a 10-2-2 record that ranks the franchise 1st in the Pacific Division, thanks to their 22 point tally on the season. That 22 point mark gives Los Angeles a 3 point lead over the Vegas Golden Knights and a 6 point lead over the 3rd place San Jose Sharks. Los Angeles is coming off a losing season and it’s clear that the franchise has had little issue delivering a turnaround this year. The Kings are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators this past Saturday. LA will be looking for a rebound this NHL game betting evening and the odds are predicting that they’ll get it.
Fans tuning in for this contest this evening should keep an eye out for Anze Kopitar, who leads the club in points, goals, and assists this season. Kopitar has racked up 17 points on the year off of 7 goals and 10 assists. It’s safe to say that he’s the Kings’ biggest star.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this evening’s matchup flashing a 6-6-2 record that yields them 14 points on the year. With 14 point, the Ducks currently rank 6th in the Pacific Division, 2 points behind the 5th place Calgary Flames and 8 points behind the division-leading Kings. The Ducks were able to make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season, but it’s clear that the club is having a hard time matching that success in 2017. Furthermore, Anaheim comes into this evening’s matchup riding a 3 game losing streak that is costing them plenty of ground in the divisional rankings. The three losses have been against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks. Despite these recent struggles, the hockey betting odds are still giving Anaheim a fighting chance against the divisional leader this evening. However, considering how poor they have been performing as of late, there’s not much reason to believe that the Ducks will pull off the upset this evening. Rather, bettors might be better (homonym) off sticking to the Kings this evening. The odds available on LA aren’t half bad either for a team currently leading the Pacific.
To help shock the Kings this evening, the Ducks will be turn to none other than Andrew Cogliano, the man leading the team in points and assists. Cogli has 9 points on the year, 6 of which come from his assists. Cogliano often connects with Rickard Rakell, who leads the team in goals with 5 on the year.