Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings 4/28/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. 

The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 34 goals, Anze Kopitar has 47 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 227 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 113 goals on 1,244 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has given up 102 goals on 973 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 32 goals, JT Miller has 66 assists and Conor Garland has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 168 goals on 1,967 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 39 goals on 400 shots.

The Kings are 13-6 in their last 19 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 overall. The over is 24-9-2 in Canucks last 35 overall. The Kings are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.

You can make a case for either side here, and the Los Angeles Kings are the better team that will be in the postseason. However, the Canucks are piling up the wins in their own right despite not playing for much these days, and they’ve beaten up on the Kings in past meetings. This is also the last home game of the season for the Canucks, so you should expect an inspired performance for the home fans after a playoff push that ended up a little short. It wasn’t a complete failure this season for the Canucks. Give me the home team and the cheap price.

Author: Lucy Green