The Los Angeles Kings have found their offense during a three-game winning streak, as they have outscored opponents 15-2 in that span. The Kings pack their bags and travel to Montreal to take on a Canadiens team they have beaten in the past three meetings between the two.
- The Kings are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games on the road against the Canadiens.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Kings’ last 8 games.
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games as a moneyline favorite of -142 or less.
After breaking an offensive slump in their last outing, Kings’ forward Tyler Toffoli could continue to find the net, as he has six points in six career games against Montreal. Former Canadiens’ goaltender Peter Budaj will take the crease for the Kings, as the journeyman has saved all 43 shots he has faced in his past two starts.
The Canadiens will send out the immovable object to the crease, as Carey Price gets the start. Price has allowed just 13 goals in eight starts this season and has only allowed more than two in a single game once. The signing of Alexander Radulov has paid dividends for the Habs, as the Russian has 10 points in eight games at the Bell Centre this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re going with the Montreal Canadiens in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -167 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.9-2.5 victory for the Canadiens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Los Angeles Kings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-6-0 this season, while the Canadiens are 11-1-1. Los Angeles is 5-8 on the totals; Montreal is 5-6-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Los Angeles injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 9-ranked Montreal Canadiens and the No. 18-rated Los Angeles Kings in this matchup.
The game also pits Montreal’s No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.23 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.46 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 19.51% while the Kings defense kills off 79.17% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Montreal was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
- Los Angeles is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Los Angeles is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles’s last 8 games
- Los Angeles is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Montreal is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
- Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
- Montreal is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Ottawa, Friday, November 11th
Montreal home to Detroit, Saturday, November 12th