Canadiens vs. Kings Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The Canadiens are listed with a money line of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Montreal is coming off a 5-2 loss at San Jose last night to fall to 1-4-1 on the season. The Canadiens are putting up just 1.50 goals per game while allowing 3.67 per contest. Montreal is being led by Jonathan Drouin, who has two goals with three assists. No other player has multiple goals this season. Carey Price has a 3.56 GAA and .885 save percentage.
The Kings are coming off a 3-2 win over the Islanders at home on Sunday. Los Angeles is now 4-0-1 on the season. Los Angeles is averaging 3.20 goals per game while giving up 1.80 per contest. Anze Kopitar has four goals and four assists to lead the Kings while Dustin Brown has four goals and three assists. Jonathan Quick has been great in net, posting a 1.74 GAA and .943 save percentage.
The home team has been the best bet, winning five of the last seven meetings. The Kings have won four of their last five at home and six of their last seven against Eastern Conference opponents. The Habs are just 1-5 in their last six road games as well. Montreal played last night and will have tired legs while the Kings are fresh at home. The public is strongly behind the Kings as well. Go with L.A. at home.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -165