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Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings meet at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers opened the Kings as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Ducks, while the game's total opened at 5.5.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Ducks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Anaheim:
Team record: 19-15-9 SU
Anaheim is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 7 games
Anaheim is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 24-13-5 SU
Los Angeles is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Anaheim at Colorado Monday, January 15
Los Angeles home to San Jose Monday, January 15