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Maple Leafs out west against the Kings

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to get some revenge on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night as those teams do battle at Staples Center in marquee NHL betting action.

The Kings topped the Maple Leafs 3-1 as a road favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in the first meeting of the season between the two teams on December 11. The UNDER has paid out in five of the last seven games between the teams.

The Kings currently sport a record of 38-22-6. The Maple Leafs are 35-24-8. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 17-33-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Maple Leafs have gone 36-28-3 against the number.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kings as -200 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Maple Leafs, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Toronto was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Los Angeles at -169 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:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.45 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.06 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 14.53% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 78.73% of their penalties.

Next up:
Toronto at Washington, Sunday, March 16th
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Saturday, March 15th