Kings vs Maple Leafs Prediction - NHL Picks 10/31/23

Toronto Maple Leafs (5-2-1) vs Los Angeles Kings (4-2-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -161 / Los Angeles Kings +130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Scotiabank Arena. 

The Maple Leafs Look to Bounce Back

The Maple Leafs come into game with a 5-2-1 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Maple Leafs only scored two goals against the Nashville Predators and they ended up losing in overtime. Mark Giordona finished with one goal and three shots on goal. The Maple Leafs on the season is averaging 3.5 goals while their defense is giving up 3.0 goals per game. The offense is ranked 10th in the league while the defense is ranked 12th. William Nylander has scored six goals and added six assists. 

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Facts

  • The Maple Leafs have lost five of their last seven games as home favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in 15 of the Maple Leafs' last 17 games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Maple Leafs' last 11 home games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Maple Leafs have won the third period in four of their last five games against Pacific Division opponents.

Kings Have Gotten Out to Strong Start

The Kings have gotten out to a strong start this season and they were defeated in the last game. The Kings scored three goals against the Vegas Golden Knights and that led ot the one goal defeat. Trevor Lewis finished with three shots on goal and one goal. The Kings are averaging 4.38 goals while their defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game. The offense is ranked first while the defense is ranked 26th. In this game the defense is going to need to step up here. 

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The road team has won eight of the Kings' last nine games.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in six of the Kings' last seven games.
  • The Kings have won the second period in each of their last four games after coming off a shootout.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Kings' last 11 games.

Shane’s Free Pick

This total is too low. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Kings are giving up 4.38 goals per game and the Maple Leafs could score six or seven goals here. The Kings offense will continue their offensive success here, and this game is going to go over the total. This is a strong play and there should be nine or ten goals scored. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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