Toronto Maple Leafs @ Los Angeles Kings Odds

Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings

Maple Leafs @ Kings Team Statistics

Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple LeafsWLLWLLWWWL
Los Angeles KingsLLLWLLLWLL
5 wins / 0 draws / 5 defeats
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Maple Leafs @ Kings Game Preview

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs looked unstoppable in the early goings of the season with both John Tavares (F) and Auston Matthews (F) scoring more goals than a third of the league. Even with Matthews' injury and William Nylander (F)'s holdout, Toronto is still scoring at will. They are sixth in the NHL in goals per game (3.4) and are one of the best road teams. They should invade Los Angeles with little problem.

Los Angeles Kings

Time may have passed the Kings. The two-time Stanley Cup champions are dead-last in the NHL in points (11) thanks to a stagnant offence, which has only produced 2.06 goals per game (last in the league). They still have a solid defence and Jack Campbell (G) has played well in Jonathan Quick (G)'s absence. But unless they can solve their scoring woes, they will be outgunned by Toronto.

Game Snippet

The Kings have conquered the Leafs in their last few meetings, but this was mostly when they were at their peak as a Stanley Cup threat while Toronto was a rebuilding franchise. Now, the tables have turned in a big way. Toronto is shooting for the Cup while the Kings might soon be rebuilding. At this point, Toronto should defeat Los Angeles.

Maple Leafs @ Kings Betting Tips

  • 1

    Kings are 4-1 S/U against the Leafs in their last five games in Los Angeles

  • 2

    Leafs are 2-3 S/U against the Kings over their last five games

  • 3

    The total has gone under in 4 of the last 5 games when the Leafs play in Los Angeles

Maple Leafs @ Kings Game Prediction

Moneyline Prediction

It's a matter of whether the Leafs' prolific offence will run away with this game or the Kings' defence will find a way to control Toronto. Trends point to the former happening. Toronto is one of the best road teams in the NHL (6-1). They are averaging 4.7 goals on the road (first in the NHL) and before their 5-1 loss in Boston, they were outscoring teams 32-17.

Toronto is top-heavy, however, and could use more scoring help from their second and third lines. If their top line gets shut down, the Kings can find a way to eke out a victory even if they struggle to score entirely. Ilya Kovalchuk (F) is their leading goalscorer with only five goals and only four Kings have four or more goals.

On special teams, Toronto is fifth on the power play while Los Angeles is tenth on the penalty kill, their biggest asset this season. Both teams don't commit too many penalties, but this could be the difference-maker for this game. And Toronto's special teams edge Los Angeles'.

Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs (-115)

Over/Under Prediction

It has mostly been a low-scoring affair when Toronto and Los Angeles meet. In their last ten games, their total score has averaged to just 5.09 goals. Only five times has either team scored more than three goals in their last ten games. 

But this game should buck this trend as Toronto's red-hot road offence (4.7 goals scored) combined with Los Angeles's inconsistent home defence (2.8 goals allowed) could make for a high-scoring affair and a potential blowout win for Toronto. 

Pick: Over +5.5 (-110)