Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and the Los Angeles Kings will do battle against Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in a cross-continent showdown. The Sports Network will air the action, which gets going at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
With a -230 moneyline, Toronto enters the contest as the heavy favorite. The line for Los Angeles sits at +190, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals. The line for betting the total stands at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
Toronto is 7-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 46-36 record that the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Among its 15 games this season, 10 have gone over the total, while four have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team is 4-5 SU at home.
The Maple Leafs have converted on 18.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 75.9 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .904 save percentage and 28.2 saves per game, Frederik Andersen (7-4-2) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Leafs this season. If Toronto chooses to give him a rest, however, it might turn to the winless Michael Hutchinson (0-5-5 record, .885 save percentage, 4.26 goals against average).
Los Angeles has lost 2.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 5-9 straight up (SU). Through 14 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Kings are 2-5 SU as a road team this season.
The Kings have converted on just 9.1 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully defended 67.3 percent of all penalties.
Jonathan Quick (27.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Los Angeles. Quick owns a 2-6 record, and has registered a .858 save percentage and 4.55 goals against average this year.
Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Maple Leafs, O/U – Over
- After losing both of their shootouts last year, the Maple Leafs are off to a 1-1 start in shootouts this season. The Kings were 3-4 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
- For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five matchups.
- Over Los Angeles’ last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-7 in those games).
- Los Angeles skaters registered 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Leafs forced 18.8 hits per matchup.