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Montreal Canadiens vs Los Angeles Kings Preview


Los Angeles Kings

Montreal Canadiens
19-7-4 December 10, 2013, 07:00 PM | Bell Centre 19-9-3



The Montreal Canadiens look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Kings arrive at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

Montreal will face the 19-7-4 Kings. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 8-19-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Kings are 9-15-6 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canadiens as -116 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Canadiens, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Kings, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

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The Kings were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-2 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Montreal at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 14-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.07 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 22.73% rate while the Kings have a 85.83% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Kings at Canadiens trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
Los Angeles is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles


Next up:
Los Angeles at Toronto, Wednesday, December 11th
Montreal at Philadelphia, Thursday, December 12th

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