NHL sports betting fans also believe that the Kings are yet to play their best hockey of the season and that they could bring outstanding betting NHL value in the season’s second half.
The Los Angeles Kings will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night with a starting time of 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have the side and total odds on this interconference matchup so be sure and open your account today.
Toronto had a record of 16-20-2-2 with the hockey gambling odds and won just 7 of their first 18 road games with a 9-8-1 over mark on totals away from home. The Leafs were playing better as of late with 3 payouts on 4 games since January 1. Overall however Toronto was one of the worst teams in the league and ranked a poor 23rd for goal scoring and an equally bad 23rd for goals against.
Goaltender Jean Sebastien Giguere was out with a groin injury until mid January. Toronto remains a long shot for an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Los Angeles had a record of 23-17-1 with the hockey lines and paid out in 14 of their first 21 home games while going over the total in just 7 of their games as a host. The Kings were slumping in January which has caused some concern as they got the money in just 1 out of 6 games from December 29 through January 8.
The defense that had been so strong early on was the major culprit as the Kings fell to 9th overall for goals against while also ranking 9th for scoring. Anze Kopitar is one of the bright young stars of the NHL and led LA with 45 points.
Toronto has won just 2 of their last 8 NHL sports betting matchups against the Kings and just 7 of the last 20 overall in this series. The series has gone under the total in 8 of the last 12 matchups. Toronto has won just 2 of their last 8 games at Los Angeles and the two teams have gone over the total in 6 of their last 9 games at LA. This is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.