Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks 11/12/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/11/2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:30 PM ET
Honda Center in Anaheim
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The Los Angeles Kings will be facing the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night in a game that will feature two of the best defenses in the NHL. Last year, the Ducks were able to win four out of their five games against the Kings.
The Kings were great on both ends of the ice in their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday and came away with a 5-1 home win. They did well to keep possession of the puck in that win and they held the Canucks to just 19 shots on goal.
Through 15 games, the Kings are only scoring 2.4 goals per game, but they are also only giving up 1.9 goals per game. Center Tyler Toffoli has been able to score seven goals through 15 games and he has 17 points. Veteran netminder Jonathan Quick is 7-3-3 on the season with two shutouts and a solid .943 save percentage.
Anaheim is now on a three-game losing skid after losing 2-1 in the shootout to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Goaltender Frederik Andersen was very good in that game despite taking the loss, stopping 34 of the 35 shots he faced.
The Ducks have struggled a bit on offense this season, but their defense has been able to hold opponents to just 1.9 goals per game. Andersen is now 7-1-2 through 10 starts with a 1.56 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Right wing Corey Perry has a team-high 11 goals and 15 points in his 13 games.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
Los Angeles Kings are 8-7-0 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Kings are 4-7-0 against the Over/Under
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 10-6-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 3-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Kings
11/11/14 D Robyn Regehr Lower Body is downgraded to out indefinitely
11/01/14 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Knee out indefinitely
10/20/14 D Slava Voynov Suspension out indefinitely
11/11/14 RW Corey Perry Flu "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles
11/09/14 D Cam Fowler Leg "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles
11/09/14 D Francois Beauchemin Flu "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles
11/04/14 GO John Gibson Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 D Shea Theodore Elbow out indefinitely
10/31/14 D Mark Fistric Back out indefinitely
10/27/14 D Ben Lovejoy Finger expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/08/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim
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