Hockey Betting news… The sports betting community has been trying to figure out the Western Conference quarter-final series between the Kings and the Canucks since the series started. The Kings vs Canucks odds still stand at the Canucks being a favorite, but they have not been playing that way.
The Kings came into this series with nothing to lose. Their Stanley Cup odds when the season started were 60 to 1. Even after a season where the Kings accumulated more than 100 points in the standings and made the playoffs, the Kings could only improve to a 30 to 1 favorite to win the Cup.
Stats in this series can be deceiving. The Sedin twins have 11 points between the two of them, and Mikael Samuelsson has chipped in six points of his own. The difference in this series is Luongo. His save percentage is .871 and his goals against average is 3.41. He has faced 30 less shots than Quick, but has let in the same amount of goals.
In game five the Canucks are hoping their home crowd can help them to take a 3-2 lead in this series, but the Kings and Canucks split the first two games in Vancouver and home has not been a safe haven for the Canucks. If Jonathan Quick picks up his game at all then the Canucks could be in trouble.
The Kings: 46-27-9
The Canucks: 49-28-5
The Kings lately:
While playing on Friday’s they are 5-5
Before playing Dallas they were 3-7
After playing the Canucks they are 6-4
After a loss they are now 5-5
The Canucks lately:
While playing on Friday’s they are 4-6
Before playing San Jose they were 6-4
After playing the Kings they are 5-5
After a win they are now 3-7
The Canucks at the Kings, on Sunday, April 25
The Canucks are solid 63.3 percent favorites over the Kings. The Canucks are favored despite being projected for 28 shots on goal vs 29 shots for the Kings. The Canucks goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 91.5% compared to the Kings goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 88.6%.
NHL Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Canucks -1 ½ (+170) and the Kings +1 ½(+165) and the Total –Over 5 ½ (+115) the Under 5 ½ (-135) and the Canucks are -185 and the Kings are +165 on the Money Line.