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Kings vs. Maple Leafs - 1/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs (22-17-3) at Los Angeles Kings (19-13-10)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Kings -185 / Toronto Maple Leafs +166 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RSNONT, FSWHD

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings play Monday night at the STAPLES Center.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost five of their last seven games and continue to sink in the Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.2 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have three power play goals in their last four games and have won three of their last four games when scoring at least three goals overall. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk each have 19 goals, Cody Franson has 21 assists and Tyler Bozak has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 77 goals on 917 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 49 goals on 501 shots.

Kings vs. Maple Leafs - 1/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Kings are also a struggling team with losses in five of their last six games. The Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have three power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads LA with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 23 assists and Tyler Toffoli has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Martin Jones has allowed 19 goals on 206 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 84 goals on 966 shots.

The Maple Leafs are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 23-11 in their last 34 Monday games. The Maple Leafs are 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

Both teams are stinking up the joint, so there's no way I'm paying all that chalk. Give me the Maple Leafs in this toss up. Besides, the road team has won six of the last seven meetings between these two.

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Toronto Maple Leafs +166

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