Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Hockey Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2018 NHL hockey betting season continues this Monday night with a flurry of great matchups. One West Coast pairing that is certainly worth your attention is this week is the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings contest. The Leafs are off to a great start and are trying to see if there’s any way they can work their way up to the No. 1 spot in the Atlantic Division. The Kings on the other hand, haven’t had the greatest of starts and are trying to salvage this season before it’s too late. So, what kind of turnout are the sportsbook betting odds predicting for this Tuesday night pairing?
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings – Tuesday, November 13th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
Toronto Maple Leafs TBP
Los Angeles Kings TBP
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs fall into this Tuesdays night contest sporting an 11-6-0 record that nets them 22-points on the season. That 22-point tally pegs them as the 2nd best team in the Atlantic Division. But since they’re only 3-points behind the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Toronto take the No. 1 spot in the coming weeks. Granted, they’ll need to play some pretty good hockey to do so, given how tough the Lightning are playing this season. On top of that, Toronto cannot afford any slip ups since the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens are hot on their trail with 22 points and 21 points a pop. Considering that Toronto is 5-4-1 against the Kings in their last 10, they definitely need a good outing this evening to maintain the status quo.
Players to Watch: Morgan Rielly (7 G, 14 A, 21 PTS.), Mitch Marner (5 G, 15 A, 20 PTS.), and John Tavares (10 G, 9 A, 19 PTS.).
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings rush into this Tuesday night matchup flashing a weak 5-10-1 record. That meager record only nets them 11-points this season, which ranks them dead last in the Pacific Division. However, it’s still early in the season and there’s plenty of time for LA to deliver a turnaround. But since they enter tonight’s matchup riding a 2-game losing streak, we can fully expect the odds to peg them as the NHL hockey betting underdog. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Los Angeles is in for a long night. Right now they rank 31st in scoring and 19th in the league in points allowed. For comparison, Toronto ranks 6th in scoring and 7th in overall defense.
Players to Watch: Ilya Kovalchuk (5 G, 9 A, 14 PTS.), Jeff Carter (4 G, 6 A, 10 PTS.), and Drew Doughty (1 G, 9 A, 10 PTS.).
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup? All in all, the Leafs are the best bet here. The odds aren’t out yet but it’s likely that the money line will have plenty of action to offer. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 5-1 Toronto.