Canadiens on the road in Los Angeles
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get some revenge for an earlier blowout loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night as those teams do battle in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.
The Canadiens lost 6-0 at home to the Kings in their last meeting on December 10 despite being a -120 favorite on the NHL odds in that OVER result. Montreal, though, is still 8-2 in its past 10 games against Los Angeles dating back to 2002.
Supporters of the Canadiens have seen them go 34-21-7 so far this season, while the Kings are at 34-22-6. In totals betting, the Kings are 16-31-15, while the Canadiens are 20-33-9.
This game matches up the No. 19 (Kings) and the No. 16 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Hurricanes on March 1. Bettors who backed the Kings at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.42 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 13.9% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.17% of their penalties.
Montreal at Anaheim, Wednesday, March 5th
Los Angeles at Winnipeg, Thursday, March 6th