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Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 10-9-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#21 Los Angeles Kings
Kings 155
#22 Vancouver Canucks
Canucks -175

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10:05pm

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Game Stats

Los Angeles Kings

1 - 1

31-51
ATS
39-40
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

Vancouver Canucks

0 - 2

35-47
ATS
31-47
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

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Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks

Where: Rogers Arena

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 10:00 pm ET

We have a National Hockey League Western Conference Pacific Division matchup to discuss for Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks meet in what could be an interesting NHL matchup. The Kings are 0-1-0 this season and according to multiple sources, will likely start Jonathon Quick in the net against Vancouver. The Canucks are 0-2-0 this season and will likely ask Jacob Markstrom to guard the cage against the Kings on Wednesday night.

Kings Begin Season With 6-5 Loss to Edmonton

The Kings wrap up a three-game road trip on Wednesday night but first up is a Tuesday night contest with the Calgary Flames. The Kings lost its first game of the season to the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 6-5. The Kings allowed three, third-period goals and that was the difference in the game. Michael Amadio, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, and Trevor Lewis each tallied lone goals and Quick stopped 25 of the 31 shots he faced in the Kings one-goal road loss to Edmonton.

Quick (0-1-0, 6.19) struggled through his opening night and Corsica Hockey doesn’t view his opening night performance favorably and likely neither does Quick. Especially considering Quick ended last season with 3.38 goals-against average but I look for that to decrease as the young Kings gain experience. Quick is up against a Vancouver offense that has scored just two goals over their first two games.

Vancouver Goal Scoring Woes Continue

Vancouver has struggled to light the lamp over their first two games and is off to a 0-2-1 start to their season. The Canucks couldn’t find the net despite getting off 34 shots against Calgary goaltender David Rittich and coming off a season where the Canucks finished 25th in goals scored, this could be a big problem if Vancouver wants to reach the playoffs this season. Markstrom was strong in the Canucks loss, allowing two goals on 29 shots and it can’t be easy knowing you have to pitch a shutout in order to win games because your offense can’t score goals.

Markstrom (0-1, 2.57) is coming off a 28-23 season for the Canucks and is off to a terrific individual start on the surface looks good but Corsica Hockey views unfavorably. Markstrom has an extremely low 90.23 xSV% and that could become a problem as the season unfolds. He’s facing a Kings team on the second game of a road back to back that has scored five goals in their one game this season.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Vancouver should win this game as the young Kings are playing their second game of road back to backs and the Canucks haven't played since Saturday night. Hopefully, they've worked on their offense a bit and maybe they can light the lamp and give Markstrom a chance to pick up a win. The Kings do put the puck in the net but they are going to be tired from the three-game road trip and I don't see them putting up much of a fight on Wednesday night.

I'm playing the Canucks to beat the Kings Wednesday night.

Prediction: Vancouver

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We have a tired Kings team playing a Vancouver team that has difficulties scoring goals and I just don't see this game ending with more than five goals combined. Quick and Markstrom are both veterans and might be fired up competing against one another and that should help keep the score down. I saw the following trends I think are helpful for Wednesday night.

Prediction: Under

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