Leafs vs. Kings Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are favored, as they are getting odds of -150 to win at home tonight. The Maple Leafs are listed with odds of +130 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 6 goals. Tonight’s contest takes place from Staples Center from Los Angeles, California.
Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 3-1 win at Anaheim. The Maple Leafs are 8-5 overall and 4-2 on the road. Toronto is averaging 3.85 goals per game this season while giving up 3.38 per contest. Auston Matthews has nine goals and seven assists to lead the Leafs this season while Nazem Kadri has six goals and five assists. Frederik Andersen is 7-5 on the season in net. His GAA is 3.26 and his save percentage is .901.
The Kings had a three-game win streak snapped on Monday in a 4-2 loss at St. Louis. Los Angeles is now 9-2-1 on the season and 4-0-1 at home. The Kinds are putting up 3.25 goals per game this season while allowing just 2.00 goals per game. Anze Kopitar is leading the team with seven goals and seven assists while Dustin Brown has six goals and six assists. Jonathan Quick has a 7-2-1 record in net with a 1.89 GAA and a .942 save percentage.
The Kings have won three of their last four meetings with the Maple Leafs and the home team has won six of the last seven in this series as well. Los Angeles could have its hands full with Toronto’s scoring, but the Kings have some of the best goaltending in the NHL. Quick will be ready to stand on his head at home The Kings have won five of their last six at home and I expect another win tonight. The public betting for this game is slightly behind the Kings, but I think you can feel good giving them your wager.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES KINGS -150