Kings vs. Canucks NHL Odds and Preview – April 28th, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings for the last time in the 2022 NHL season. This is a battle between two top-five Pacific Division teams and promises intense action from start to finish. The Canucks recovered from a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory against Seattle Kraken. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Kings have a shot at their second six-game winning on the calendar.

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.

Kings vs. Canucks Game Information

  • When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
  • TV: NBCSN, SN360, MSG, MSG+, ATTSN-PT
  • Radio: AM 570 LA Sports (Kings) // Sportsnet 650 (Canucks)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Kings (+112) / Canucks (-128)

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Why Bet on the Los Angeles Kings?

The Kings have a more imposing record coming into the road clash. They hold an overall record of 43-27-10 in 80 games, good enough for third place in the Pacific Division standings. Los Angeles scored a goal 232 times in the season. Although this is only good for a 20th-best record in the NHL right now, they do have promising numbers on the defensive end. Los Angeles ranks eighth in the league defensively. The team allows 2.83 goals per game on average.

Los Angeles features Adrian Kempe as its leading goal scorer. He pairs this with 19 assists and puts him second in overall points at 53. Kempe is having an incredible season so far and turns 14.2% of his shots into goals. Furthermore, the Kings profited from the skills of Anze Kopitar, who holds the team-high in points. Kopitar found the back of the neck 19 times in 80 games on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. Keeping the goal safe for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick, who averages 2.58 opponent goals per game. However, one thing that might pull the Kings back on the ice is their -7 scoring differential.

Why Bet on the Vancouver Canucks?

The Canucks host the Kings for the final clash of the three-game series. They enter the stage with a 39-30-11 record, bringing them to fifth place in the division. The team scored 244 goals and an average of 3.09 per game in 80 games. This ranks the team 17th in the league. Looking at the defensive stats, Vancouver does better at 10th place in the NHL. The Canucks allow 2.84 goals per contest. As a team, they played the 17th toughest schedule in the league. Furthermore, Vancouver’s scoring margin in relation to their competition comes in at 16th best at the moment.

Elias Pettersson tops the Canucks’ goal figures in 80 games, recording 32 goals and 34 assists. He holds the second-best team record at 66, right behind J.T. Miller. The latter is the team’s overall leader in points, producing 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. Vancouver’s leading goalie, Thatcher Demko, allows an average of 2.72 goals per game in 64 games played. Furthermore, Demko produced 35 quality starts, putting him above the league average on quality start percentage.

Kings vs. Canucks Betting Trends

  • The Kings scored four goals or more in three of their last four games.
  • The Kings are 5-0 in the last five games.
  • The totals went over in four of the Kings’ last five road games.
  • The Canucks are 4-1 in the last five games at Rogers Arena.
  • The Canucks are 4-1 in the last five games against the Kings.
  • The totals went over in five of the Canucks’ last five home games.

Kings vs. Canucks Expert Betting Predictions

The Kings have an over-under record of 33-44-3 coming into Thursday’s game. They faced challenging times on the road with a 15-23-1. A total of 46.0% of Los Angeles’s games hit at least six goals or more, with 48% of the scoring coming from their end of the ice.

Meanwhile, Vancouver hit over in over half of their games this season. So far, taking the over when betting on the Canucks at home pays dividends with a 20-20 over-under record. Over half of Vancouver’s games have gone for six goals or more, with 53% of the scoring coming from their lineup. With that, we see this matchup finishing under 6.5 goals seeing how both sides are way down the average goals per game rankings.

The margins are narrow between the two teams, making this skirmish a must-watch for hockey and betting fans.

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