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Montreal Canadiens take on Kings in NHL Betting Odds

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Montreal Canadiens at Los Angeles battle on Thursday at STAPLES Center as the Kings try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -230 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 3.2-2.3 result in favor of the Kings is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kings sit at 37-21-4 on the season; in comparison, the Montreal Canadiens are currently 30-28-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 19-26-17 OU, and Montreal is 31-25-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Montreal Canadiens taking on the No. 4-rated Los Angeles Kings in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.78 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 22.35% while the Canadiens defense kills off 83.42% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Canadiens were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -131 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Montreal's last 13 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 8 games
  • Los Angeles is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Winnipeg, Saturday, March 5th
Los Angeles home to Anaheim, Saturday, March 5th