Kings vs. Canadiens Prediction
Are the Canadiens are strong bet to win tonight at home when they host the Kings at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canadiens are now -140 money line favorites over the Kings after opening with even higher odds at -155. As for the total, the number is sitting at 5 goals for this matchup.
KINGS KEY TRENDS: The Kings are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games versus Atlantic Division opponents and have won five of six games coming off a victory in their previous contest. They're also 5-1 in their last six games versus Eastern Conference opponents, are 5-2 in their last seven games playing on one day of rest, and have won seven of their last 10 games overall. Where have they struggled? On the road, where they are just 4-10 in their last 14 games away from Los Angeles.
CANADIENS KEY TRENDS: The Habs are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall and have been a solid home play, winning 18 of their last 24 in Montreal. They're also 5-1 in their last six games playing on one day of rest, are 8-1 in their last nine games coming off a win, and are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven games when facing an opponent that owns a winning record entering the game.
OUR PREDICTION: The Kings have won five of the last six meetings between these two teams overall but are just 2-6 in their last eight meetings with the Habs in Montreal. The home team has also been a great bet as well, winning four of the last five meetings between these two teams. The Habs own the best record in the NHL and have a perfect home record to boot, winning all eight of their games this season at the Bell Centre. The Kings are explosive, but the Habs should hold on for what should be only a one-goal outcome.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: MONTREAL CANADIENS -140