Canadiens vs. Kings Prediction
The Los Angeles Kings snapped a 10-game losing skid last game and will look to continue their positive play tonight versus the Montreal Canadiens. Can LA pick up the win tonight or will it begin a new losing streak?
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
STAPLES Center at 10:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Canadiens are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Kings are a +125 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Tuesday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Montreal. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Canadiens stumble against Penguins
Montreal lost 5-1 at home Saturday night against Pittsburgh to fall to 35-24-7 on the season. The Canadiens allowed three first-period goals and another in the second to fall behind 4-0 before Brendan Gallagher scored his 29th goal of the season to put the hosts on the board 7:20 into the period. It was assisted by Phillip Danault. Pittsburgh added another goal late in the third period to make it a rout. Carey Price surrendered four goals on 24 shots in the losing effort.
Kings double up Blackhawks
Los Angeles broke its 10-game losing streak Saturday with a 6-3 win over Los Angeles to improve to 24-33-8 on the season. Dustin Brown opened the scoring with a power play goal 2:23 in with assists going to Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick. Sean Walker made it 2-0 two minutes later on assists from Adrian Kempe and Jeff Carter. Ilya Kovalchuk put the Kings up by three goals with 4:47 left in the opening period on assists from Carter and Brendan Leipsic. Chicago roared back with a goal in the first and a pair in the second to even it at 3-3. The Kings went back ahead for good late in the second on a Kempe goal off an assist by Johnny Brodzinski. Leipsic pushed it to 5-3 4:54 into the third period with Kovalchuk notching an assist. Brown completed the scoring with 1:53 left on an assist by Anze Kopitar. Quick gave up three goals on 32 shots to post the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Canadiens are 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games. Montreal is 4-0 in its last four games on two days of rest.
The Kings are 4-11 in their last 15 Tuesday games. Los Angeles is 9-24 in its last 33 games following a win.
The track record for LA this season suggests it won't build off the win. Montreal is well-rested and a bit salty from a bad loss. Look for a better effort from Price tonight as the more talented Canadiens take advantage of playing a squad having a miserable season and perhaps feeling a little too good following a nice win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: MONTREAL CANADIENS -145