Carolina Hurricanes at Los Angeles Kings Matchup Preview

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Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, and the Carolina Hurricanes will do battle against Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center in an East-West showdown. The action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 2, and it will be shown live on Fox Sports West.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds

Carolina (-140) is currently favored over Los Angeles (+120), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-125 to bet the under, +105 for the over).

Carolina is 12-13 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. 17 of its contests have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and none have pushed. This 2018-19 Hurricanes team is 5-6 SU on the road.

Carolina has converted on just 16.5 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off 77.3 percent of its penalties..

With a .930 save percentage and 27.9 saves per game, Curtis McElhinney (7-3-1) has been the primary option in goal for Carolina this year. If Carolina decides to rest him, however, they might go with Scott Darling (2-5-1), who has a .892 save percentage and 3.14 goals against average this year.

Los Angeles is 9-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 26 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone under the total, while 11 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 5-9 SU as the home team this season.

The Kings have converted on just 15.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is also ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.7 percent of all penalties.

Jack Campbell has denied 25.0 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Kings. Campbell has five wins and eight losses to his credit and has recorded a 2.33 goals against average and a .923 save percentage this year.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Los Angeles Kings Free Picks

Free Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Hurricanes, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone under in four of Carolina’s last five games.
  • Carolina has attempted 38.9 shots per game overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 34.9 in its last 10 outings.
  • Over Los Angeles’ last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
  • This game features two of the tougher defenses in the league. Carolina skaters have accounted for the league’s second-most hits per game (27.9) while the Kings have tallied the 11th-most (22.6).