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Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings 3/5/24 NHL Betting Picks

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings 3/5/24 – As the NHL regular season heats up, a pivotal matchup looms on the horizon between the Vancouver Canucks (38-17-7) and the Los Angeles Kings (30-19-10). Both teams are poised for a fierce competition, with standings that reflect their successful campaigns thus far. This game is not only crucial for their playoff positioning but also offers intriguing options for bettors looking for NHL free latest picks

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings 3/5/24

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET

Where: Crypto.com Arena


Stream: NHL.TV

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings 3/5/24 Betting Odds:

+1.5 -268
o6 +104-109
-1.5 +228
u6 -120-103
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Goaltender Thatcher Demko vs. Goaltender Cam Talbot

Thatcher Demko‘s record in 46 games as the Canucks goaltender with 31 victories highlights his importance for their success. His impressive.914 save percentage combined with a goals-against average (GAA) of 2.55 not only shows consistency between the pipes but also his resilience under pressure; making him an indispensable last line of defense against Los Angeles Kings’ attacks. Demko has proven his agility and sense of anticipation by winning games that went down to the wire; his prowess against their offensive threats capable of exploiting any lapse or breakdown in defence will be put to test!

Cam Talbot has proven his worth as a member of the Kings with his experience and resilience, playing 37 games with 17 wins to his credit and posting an outstanding save percentage of.914, along with an astounding GAA of 2.50 (even lower than Demko). Talbot has demonstrated his expertise at handling high-pressure situations to keep the Kings competitive even when offensive support falters; providing stability and confidence during tight, defensively focused games to produce results; but facing Vancouver’s high-octane offense will prove challenging; Talbot will need to use all his experience to predict scoring attempts before they occur!

Vancouver’s Firepower

J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes have led Vancouver’s offense this season to dominate score sheets. Miller led with 82 points in 62 games as an offensive powerhouse while Pettersson and Hughes brought depth and creativity, creating one of the league’s most dynamic offenses. Penetration through Kings’ resilient yet vulnerable defense will be key for Vancouver’s success.

Kings’ Countermoves

Los Angeles counters with Kevin Fiala, Anze Kopitar, and Quinton Byfield who have all played key roles in their offensive efforts. Though their stats might not match those of Vancouver, this trio still bring both skill and physicality that have made life tough on Vancouver defenders and finding ways to beat Demko, who has proven unbeatable at goal throughout this season.

NHL Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

The betting odds for this matchup remain TBD, reflecting the closely matched nature of these teams. However, insights into goaltending performance, offensive capabilities, and defensive strategies will guide bettors in making informed decisions once odds are published.


Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

Canucks are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Vancouver Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Canucks are 18-15 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Canucks’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 15 of Canucks’ 29 last games at home.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Kings are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Kings are 17-15 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Kings’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 11 of Kings’ 27 last games at home.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Picks

Given both teams’ recent form and stats, this game promises to be closely contested. Miller, Pettersson and Hughes should lead an offensive attack for Vancouver against Talbot’s balanced attack for Los Angeles; their battle should make for an entertaining contest.

Betting-wise, the Canucks appear to be a safer bet given their offensive consistency and Demko’s exceptional play in goal. But don’t underestimate the Kings’ resilience or ability to pull off upsets; also keeping an eye out for prop bets such as Miller or Pettersson scoring either a point or goal could prove fruitful given their current form.

As far as over/under goes, given both goaltenders’ defensive capabilities suggests a lower scoring affair; making under an appealing option depending on which top online betting sites set a final line.

Score Prediction: Canucks 3, Kings 2.