Kings vs. Maple Leafs - 1/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (15-15-7) at Los Angeles Kings (25-12-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -211 / Toronto Maple Leafs +189 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNONT, FSWHD
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings and square off Thursday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 15 goals, Tyler Bozak has 16 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 52 goals on 500 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 32 goals on 502 shots. Bernier has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings hope to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 19 goals, Anze Kopitar has 20 assists and Jeff Carter has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 68 goals on 886 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 16 goals on 230 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Maple Leafs are 19-39 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest and 12-41 in their last 53 road games. The Kings are 20-9 in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-1 in their last 8 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Both teams are playing well heading into this game and the Maple Leafs have actually beaten the Kings in three of the last four meetings. Hard to turn down the big plus money in this matchup. I'll take a shot with the Maple Leafs.