Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flames vs. Kings NHL Odds
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(13-4-5) Calgary Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4)
Date: Thursday December 2nd
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Flames -150 Kings +130 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames -1.5 +170 Kings +1.5 -200
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
Los Angeles currently waits in the wings at Staples Center, for their divisions best squad. Can The Kings pull out another upset against an elite team, in this season of surprises?
At the present time, The Flames are in dominant form, winners of 5 of their last 6 games. Magnificently, Calgary hold’s the top spot in the Pacific Division, and tied for first in The Western Conference.
On the offensive glass, Calgary’s averaging 3.2 goals per outing, on an impressive 34.5 shots. At time of writing, these rank 8th and 5th, respectfully.
In addition, we cant forget about their elite seventh ranked powerplay, currently suffocating defenses by scoring on 24.6% of chances.
Defensively, Calgary ranks number one in the entire NHL on goals against average, which extravagantly correlates to only allowing teams to score 2 goals per outing. This made possible by their destructive shot defense and unforgiving powerplay killing tactics.
In particular, The Flames are only allowing 29 shots per game, and hold a dominant defensive powerplay efficiency of 87%.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are supposed to be in rebuild mode, however the veterans are jiving with their young talent, impressing many across the league. However, opponents are seemingly catching on to their schemes, as they cant seem to get back on the winning track.
Offensively, Los Angeles surprisingly ranks 4th in shot efficacy, by way of 34.9 per outing. Unfortunately, they falter from there, ranking 25th on goals, and 17th on PP%.
Like normal, The Kings defense has been stout, ranking 11th on shots and goals. Unfortunately, they’ve lacked skill defending the powerplay, allowing teams to score 23.5% of the time.
Woefully, this angle highly favor’s Calgary for a win, as they have one of the best powerplays in the NHL.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Calgary is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Los Angeles.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary’s last 6 games on the road.
- Los Angeles is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 games against Calgary.
Free Calgary Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction
Los Angeles has played very well against Calgary in the last few years, however they’ve struggled on their regular schedule as of late, making it hard to back them until current form changes.
Furthermore, there’s a reason Calgary’s number one, being very well rounded. As they carry a top ten offense, and a suffocating top 5 defense.
With all of that being said, upsets happen, and Calgary is bound to run into a wall soon enough, but is this the night?
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 5.5
Unpopular to contrary believe, this game could go either way, but the safest bet is to rely on these defenses and goaltenders. Take the UNDER 5.5 in this matchup between division foes.
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