These two long-time rivals normally play high scoring games so this should be an exciting matchup in Friday NHL hockey betting.
The Kings have started the season at 2-1 and they are coming off a win in their home opener on Tuesday as they defeated Atlanta 3-1. The Kings have already beaten Vancouver once this season as they won at Vancouver in the opener for both teams. That game was one of the rare games that were low scoring as it ended up 2-1 with the Kings winning in a shootout.
Last 10 Games – The Canucks have won six of the last ten against the Kings even with that opening night loss. And if you think that home ice means anything in this series you might want to reconsider. The road team has won three of the last four games in this NHL hockey betting series. The Canucks have won three of the last five at Los Angeles. The 2-1 game last week was an aberration in terms of the score. The previous four games in that series all went over the total and it was rarely close. The teams scored 8, 10, 9 and 6 goals combined.
Vancouver – The Canucks played in Anaheim on Wednesday so it is not much of a road trip. Vancouver started the season slowly as they had a win, a loss and a shootout loss in their first three games. Some people believe they compete with San Jose for the top spot in the Western Conference this season but that remains to be seen. Vancouver still has the Sedin twins and they have Roberto Luongo in goal but they still don’t have a ton of depth and their scoring is weak. In their first three games they scored a total of four goals. They were lucky to get a win and a shootout loss considered that goal total. Vancouver needs to find more scoring if they are to be considered a serious Stanley Cup contender in hockey betting this season. The Canucks are getting way too much respect in hockey futures as they are 8-1 at Sbg global.