Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

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A pair of Western Conference teams will meet up on Thursday in the National Hockey League. The Los Angeles Kings are at the Vancouver Canucks,. The Kings are 29-19-10 on the season. Those 68 points put them in fourth place in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles is also tied with the Predators for 7th in the West.

For the Canucks, they have the most points in the Western Conference. Vancouver is 38-16-7 on the season, for 83 points. The Canucks are coming off a loss at home in overtime to the Penguins. Vancouver has been terrific at home this season, with a 20-5-3 record on the season.

The Vancouver Canucks are -142 over the Kings here. The total is 6.5.

Up and Down for Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are searching for some consistency. Since the start of 2024, the Kings have gone through a six game losing streak, and also a four game winning streak. Recently, the Kings have dropped three out of their last four. In each of those three losses, Los Angeles allowed 4 goals.

The Kings as a team are known for their defensive abilities. Los Angeles still ranks third in the league allowing 2.67 goals per game. Offensively is where they have been challenged. The Kings are scoring just 3.03 goals per game, which is 19th in the league.

Adrian Kempe is the top scorer for the Kings, but he is out with an injury. He has 32 assists and 19 goals. Trevor Moore has the most goals on the  team, with 22.

Los Angeles will start March with five straight home games. The Kings will take on the Devils, Canucks, Senators, Stars and Islanders, before heading to St. Louis on March 13th.

Vancouver Wants to Get Back to Winning

The Canucks have struggled as of late. After beating the Red Wings 4-2 on February 15th, they have dropped five out of their last six games. In the five losses, the Canucks are allowing more than 5 goals per game. Granted, 10 of those came in a single game, loss at Minnesota

The top offensive threats for the Canucks this season are J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes. Miller leads the team with 81 points, 30 goals and 51 assists. Pettersson is second with 75, while Hughes has a team leading 58 assists, and 12 goals. Brock Boeser leads the entire team with 34 goals scored.

The Canucks are finishing their home stand, and will go on the road for a trio of games after this. Vancouver will play at the Ducks, at the Kings and at the Golden Knights. Their next home game is March 9th against the Jets.

Canucks Top Kings

This seems like it could be a pretty competitive hockey game. These two teams know each other fairly well. The last time they played, the Kings blanked the Canucks, but that was a season ago. The teams may know each other well, but this is their first meeting of the season.

Look for the Canucks to get off to a quick start, and play a defensive style from there. Vancouver wins this game, and wins by two goals. We like the Canucks on the puckline at -1.5 (+170) over the Kings on Thursday!

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