Toronto Maple Leafs (4-3-1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (4-5)
October 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +126 / Toronto Maple Leafs -152; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the crypto.com Arena. The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after splititng their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splititng their last 8 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.75 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 4 goals, Morgan Rielly has 7 assists and Auston Matthews has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.75 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Erik Kallgren has given up 7 goals on 49 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 10 goals on 146 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.44 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Gabriel Vilardi leads Los Angeles with 6 goals, Trevor Moore has 6 assists and Adrian Kempe has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 4.33 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 25 goals on 205 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has allowed 12 goals on 76 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Kings are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The under is 7-1-1 in Maple Leafs last 9 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Kings last 7 overall. The Maple Leafs are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles. The home team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs should be favored because they’re the more talented team on paper, but their offense has yet to get clicking, and they’ve had recent struggles on the road. The Los Angeles Kings have issues in net and could give the Maple Leafs a chance to get going offensively, but they have some offensive pop of their own and that makes them intriguing as a home dog. The home team has won 10 of the last 14 meetings between these clubs. Give me the plus money with the Kings.