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Kings vs Ducks Odds, Pick & Prediction (Feb 17)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 17, 2023 · 11:31 AM PST

Los Angeles Kings left wing Kevin Fiala (22) scores a goal against Anaheim Ducks goaltender Lukas Dostal
Dec 20, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing Kevin Fiala (22) scores a goal against Anaheim Ducks goaltender Lukas Dostal (1) during the third period at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Los Angeles Kings are -250 favorites in the Kings vs Ducks odds on Friday (Feb. 17) at 9pm ET
  • Los Angeles is 30-18-7 this season, while Anaheim is 17-32-6
  • Read below for the complete Kings vs Ducks odds, plus best bets – including a same-game parlay

The “Freeway Faceoff” ensues on Friday night as the Los Angeles Kings “drive down the Five” to face the Anaheim Ducks.

Can Los Angeles stay near the top of the Pacific and snipe those two points?

Let’s look at the Kings vs Ducks odds and offer you our best NHL pick for Friday night’s contest.

Kings vs Ducks Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Los Angeles Kings -1.5 (+100) O 6.5 (-120) -250
Anaheim Ducks +1.5 (-120) U 6.5 (+100) +190

Odds as of February 17th at BetMGM. Claim the BetMGM promo code for NHL betting.

Los Angeles comes in at -250 on the moneyline with Anaheim at -190 . Game totals hold at 6.5, for now.


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Stanley Cup odds are long gone for Anaheim, but Los Angeles still holds at +3500.

Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 pm ET at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The game is broadcasted exclusively on ESPN.

Los Angeles Kings Betting Analysis

Los Angeles heads down I-5 as they face the Anaheim Ducks later tonight. The good news for the Kings is they have enjoyed some solid success lately against their bitter California rivals. Four of the past five games have gone the way of LA.

Yes, Rob Blake and Los Angeles face quite a dilemma. The Pacific Division is bunched up worse than traffic in Los Angeles. Four points separate four teams. The Kings remain three points off the division lead and four points from the top spot in the Western Conference. With a third of the season to go, the standings are simply jammed.

Who starts in goal for Los Angeles against one of the worst-scoring teams in the NHL? Anaheim ranks 31st with 138 goals. Only Chicago scores less at a mere 127. The Kings remain entrenched in a playoff spot despite a -1 goal differential. Their offense improved but goaltending regressed further this season (184 goals for, 185 goals against). Los Angeles scored four goals in four of their previous five meetings versus Anaheim.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Analysis

The Anaheim Ducks expect to sell off more players at the trade deadline. Anaheim stays in the running for the number one draft pick (Connor Bedard sweepstakes) behind one of the worst defenses in recent memory (230 goals allowed). That translates to 4.18 goals per game.

The problem lies with Anaheim’s inconsistency. Every so often, this Ducks team pulls off the absolutely unexpected. Before losing three straight, the Ducks had gone 5-1-1 in their previous seven contests.

The Ducks play loose and fast and it shows. It is that fact which creates some problems even for a team like the Kings. Los Angeles suffers from bouts of subpar goaltending as well. While their defense, overall, is much better than Anaheim’s, the fear is a game can turn into a goal-fest quickly.

Again, Anaheim possesses weapons like Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry. Wait, due to an injury, Terry is not likely to play tonight. That makes Anaheim’s task that much more difficult. Odds to win the Vezina Trophy, or any award, fly away fast when talking about the Ducks.

Goaltending is adventurous at best as Anaheim yields a league-worst 39.2 shots per game.

Kings vs Ducks Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
12/20/2022 LAK 4 – ANA 1 LAK LAK Under
4/23/2022 LAK 4 – ANA 2 LAK LAK Push
4/19/2022 ANA 1 – LAK 2 LAK ANA Under
10/18/2021 ANA 1 – LAK 4 LAK VAN Under
11/30/2021 LAK 4 – ANA 5 (SO) ANA ANA Over

The teams squared off once this season, with the Kings handily taking care of business at home.

Kings vs Ducks Prediction

Now, the teams come in on opposite ends of a streak. Los Angeles won consecutive games while Anaheim has dropped three straight contests. The only question is this. Can the Kings cover the puckline or just the moneyline tonight?

Kings vs Ducks Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Los Angeles Puckline -105
Over 6.5 Goals -125

The game expects to be considerably entertaining with lots of scoring chances. Los Angeles ranks 27th on the penalty kill and Anaheim is 28th. With an increase in feistiness, the hope is the officials call this tilt a little tighter.

Los Angeles fired up their offense with 11 goals in the past two games, including six against Pittsburgh and five versus Buffalo. The chances of them winning are extremely high (99% of the money is on LA). Let’s risk up to the puckline tonight!

Pick: Los Angeles Kings -1.5 Puck Line (-105)


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