LA Kings vs. Washington Capitals Online Hockey Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This online hockey betting evening, NHL bettors will have the opportunity to be on 7 different matchups from the National Hockey League. Without a doubt, the most intriguing contest of the day has the be the first one up pitting one of the top two teams from the Pacific Division against one of the most storied franchises in the NHL. Let’s take a look at what the sports parlay odds have to say about this evening’s matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Washington Capitals – Thursday, Nov. 30th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online Hockey Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Kings +1 ½ (-260) 5 ½ (+110) +110
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+220) 5 ½ (-130) -130
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings roll into this evening’s contest with a 14-8-3 record that ties them for 1st place in the Pacific Division alongside the Vegas Golden Knights. Both teams are sitting on 31 points on the season, despite the fact that the Golden Knights have one more win on the year with their 15-7-1 record. The Kings will vie to pull off the win this evening in order to keep the encroaching San Jose Sharks, who are sitting on 28 points on the season, at bay. Los Angeles would undoubtedly be leading the division had it not been for the mediocre record the franchise has posted for the month of November, going 5-8 on the month. This has lead the online hockey betting odds to peg the Kings as the underdog for this evening’s action, despite the fact that they come in riding a 2-game winning streak.
The Kings are hoping that Anze Kopitar can lead them to an upset win this season. Kopitar leads the franchise in points with 28, 16 of which come from his assists. Kopitar leads LA in points, goals (12) and assists.
The Washington Capitals slide into this Thursday night pairing flashing a 14-10-1 record that yields the franchise 29 points on the season. With that 29 point mark; the Capitals currently rank 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Right now the Met is heralded by the Columbus Blue Jackets who have 33 points on the season. The Caps aren’t too far behind that mark and could very well usurp the Blue Jackets before 2017 concludes. Washington will be looking to close out November’s action on a high note and since the Caps have only lost 4 games this month; it’s easy to understand why Washington is pegged as the NHL game betting favorite ahead of this evening’s action. The Caps last took to the ice to face the Toronto Maple Leafs on the road in a 4-2 winning effort.
The Capitals will turn to Evgeny Kuznetsov this evening as he is the club’s leading points-earner. Kuznetsov leads Washington with 26 points on the season, 6 of which are goals and the other 20 being assists. Alex Ovechkin is often on the scoring side of those assists as he has 18 goals to his name on the year.