NHL betting concerns have begun to mount for the Anaheim Ducks as they have slipped into the danger zone as of late for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference bet hockey race.
The Anaheim Ducks will host the Los Angeles Kings in a critical Pacific Division and Western Conference showdown that has serious playoff implications. Game time is set for 10 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds for this one so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
The Kings had a record of 32-23-2-2 with the hockey odds and were 15-14-1-2 on the road. Los Angeles went under the total in 19 out of 32 away games. The Kings had a dreadful January but have picked up play as of late with 5 payouts in 8 games since February 2.
Defense has been the strength of the Kings as they ranked 4th for goals against while ranking a mediocre 22nd for goal scoring, which is quite the opposite of where Los Angeles normally ranks on both ends of the rink.
Center Anze Kopitar led LA with 17 goals and 38 assists while right wing Justin Williams had 20 goals and 26 assists and fellow right wing Dustin Brown added 20 goals and 21 assists. Goaltender Jonathan Quick had a stellar 2.12 goals against average with 26 wins and a whopping 6 shutouts.
Anaheim has been an up and down NHL online betting commodity with a record of 32-24-2-2 including a home mark of 17-9-0-1. The Ducks went over the total in just 12 out of 27 home games. Anaheim lost 3 consecutive games from February 16 through February 19. The Ducks ranked 15th overall for goal scoring and 20th for goals against.
Right wing Corey Perry led the Ducks in scoring with 30 goals and 36 assists while right wing Roby Ryan added 28 goals. Number one goaltender Jonas Hiller had a 2.50 goals against average with 26 wins and 5 shutouts. The Ducks power play ranked as one of the best in NHL betting at 3rd but the penalty killing unit as weak and ranked 23rd in the NHL.