Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Flyers vs Kings Odds
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(0-0) Philadelphia Flyers vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-1)
Date: Friday October 14th
Time: 10:30 PM (EST)
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Kings -1.5 +230
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Kings took a major blow on opening night and will try to regroup for their home opener here against the Flyers.
Philadelphia finished last season with some style and will now try to make it back to back postseason appearances.
The Flyers needed to grab wins and have a lot go right for them to make the postseason last year.
Philadelphia snuck into the postseason, but got the daunting task of Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. After falling down 3-0, they got it to 3-2, but that was as close as they could, eventually getting eliminated.
Offensively, the Flyers need to improve. They averaged just 2.5 goals per game, which ranked 22nd in the NHL.
Goalie wise, both Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth are expected to see time this season. The duo each showed many signs of brilliance at times, but then there were also times were they struggled significantly.
Finding that consistency from both is key, especially early on.
Wayne Simmonds will be the anchor to this offense once again as well. Simmonds put in a career best goal tally of 32 last season and should be in store for an even bigger season on the Flyers first line.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings were tied 1-1 after the first period in San Jose as they headed to the locker room ready to game plan for the 2nd period.
When they came out for 2nd period action, star G Jonathan Quick was not with them. Quick sustained a lower body injury and has been placed on the IR.
With Quick out, all the pressure falls on Jeff Zatkoff. In relief, he stopped 15 of the 16 shots faced with the 1 goal being the difference maker in a 2-1 loss.
With their goalie down, scoring will certainly have to pick up.
2015-2016 leading goal scorer Tyler Toffoli wasted no time in the Kings opener, netting a goal just over 2 minutes into the contest.
G Peter Budaj was recalled from Ontario to play back up while Quick recovers from injury.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Flyers are 2-6 in their last 8 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Flyers are 6-20 in their last 26 vs. Pacific.
- Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Kings are 13-6 in their last 19 vs. Metropolitan.
- Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free Philadelphia Flyers vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Hockey Prediction
The Kings took a huge blow on opening night.
It not only hurts them on the ice, but also mentally too.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Flyers +110
This is a spot for the Flyers to pull off a mini upset. They all the mental edge after Quick went down for the Kings and should be able to steal one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 4- Los Angeles 2
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