The New Jersey Devils will be trying to pay off for NHL moneyline bettors for the third straight game on Monday night as they play on the road against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.
The Devils staved off elimination in the best-of-seven set once again on Saturday night, getting a 2-1 home victory on a game-winning goal from Bryce Salvador. Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for New Jersey in that UNDER result for totals bettors.
The victory pushed the Conn Smythe odds on Martin Brodeur a bit lower at as the spectre of a 4-game rally became possible. But can the veteran rebound again from a long travel day and be ready to go? He struggled in this situation in Game 3.
Los Angeles will face the 48-28-6 Devils. In totals betting, the Kings are 23-43-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Devils are 37-34-11 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks had installed the Kings as -170 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 4.5 before betting started to move the line.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Devils taking on the No. 10-rated Kings in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Devils on June 9. Bettors who backed the Devils at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few Devils at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Los Angeles is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
New Jersey home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 13