Kings favored at the Canucks
VANCOUVER, BC (TheSpread) – The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings both need a win today when they meet at 10PM ET. Which one will improve their playoff hopes?
Vancouver is 45-29-3 on the season and 21-15-1 at home while Los Angeles is 39-25-7 overall and 15-16-3 on the road. The Canucks are second in the Pacific with 95 points while the Kings have 92 points and are fourth in the division, but tied with the Jets for the eighth and final playoff spot. These two have met four times this season, with the Kings winning three of the four meetings. These two have pushed or hit the under in eight of their last 10 meetings.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Los Angeles is actually the favorite on the road, as the Kings are getting odds of -135 to win, while the Canucks are getting a money line of +115 to prevail at home. The over/under total has been listed at 5 goals.
The Kings have won two straight and five of their last seven games. Los Angeles has lost its last two on the road and they have pushed or hit the over in five of their last six games. Vancouver has lost two straight overall and their last two home games. The Canucks are trending with the over as well, as they have pushed or hit the over in eight of their last 10 games.