Maple Leafs vs. Kings Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Ryan Raeburn | Updated Nov 13, 2018

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The train wreck that is the Los Angeles Kings regular season has somehow found a way to get even more derailed.

Toronto
46-28-6-2
AT
November 13, 2018, 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center
Los Angeles
31-42-5-4
Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -160
Over / Under o +5.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

Puckline +1.5 -200
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +5.5

85%

Betting Action

15%

After losing starting net minder Jonathan Quick to a knee injury just a few weeks ago, his replacement Jack Campbell has now hit the shelf as well. JC will actually likely miss considerably more time with a slight meniscus tear that will require surgery.

Maple Leafs vs Kings Betting Analysis

That’s really the big headline in this one. The LAK are down to third stringer Peter Budaj who has seen the ice for all of thirty minutes this season and allowed one goal on 11 shots. Aside from that, though, everything is coming up roses for the dead last 5-10-1 Kings.

The Leafs are a bit of a different story. They’re still without headliner Auston Matthews and are coming off a 5-1 loss to Boston on Saturday, but don’t let that sway you. The buds have still gone 6-1 ATS in their last seven and are 5-1 ATS against the Pacific division this season. They are also favoured by -132 on the money.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The effects of Auston Matthew’s absence have begun to show. They’ve gone 3-3 since he went down on October 27th with a shoulder injury and they’re averaging almost a goal less per game.

Thankfully, in this one, the team they’re playing has the worst goal differential in the NHL at -17. Not to mention, that number has been split between their two top goaltenders. As far as walks in the park go, the Leafs should be lacing up their light up LA Gear’s as we speak.

Los Angeles Kings

Nothing has gone right for the Kings this season. They’ve lost two goaltenders, fired their head coach and enter this game with the worst record in the NHL. It’s gotten so bad that their odds of winning it all have nearly tripled in just a few months.

The Kings are 5-16 ATS through their last 21 games overall and 1-5 in their last six tilts on Tuesday nights. The odds are stacked against them, but perhaps a fresh face between the pipes (and behind the bench) is what they’ve needed all along.

Maple Leafs vs. Kings Prediction

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