Los Angeles vs Toronto: prediction for the NHL game
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles went into a downturn after a long successful streak. The Kings lost to Winnipeg (2:3 OT) away, and goaltender Petersen managed to save only 86% of shots on goal. After that, the Kings suffered a defeat to Washington (0:2) at home. In the following matches, Los Angeles were defeated by Carolina (4:5) and yielded to Arizona in overtime (1:2 OT).
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto are on top form and continue to consistently earn points. In the last 7 games they lost once, to Pittsburgh (0:2), when they experienced unexpected problems on the offensive. The Maple Leafs recovered in the following game and confidently beat the Islanders (3:0). The Leafs' forward Marner scored a double in that game. The team demonstrates solid play on the defensive and strengthens their standings with every outing.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams didn't score in each period.
Los Angeles scored first in 3 head-to-head games in a row.
We don't see how Los Angeles can put up a fight against Toronto in their current form. The Maple Leafs are doing great both at home and away, and we predict their confident victory in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - Toronto to win
We do not expect a high-scoring game here. Toronto rarely win with a crushing score, and concede very few goals themselves.
Second bet - total under 5.5 goals