Kings vs. Flyers - 1/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (15-14-7) at Los Angeles Kings (24-11-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -160 / Philadelphia Flyers +144 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSWHD
The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers hope for a nice win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with 12 goals, Jakub Voracek has 20 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 61 goals on 679 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 31 goals on 491 shots. Mason has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 18 goals, Jeff Carter has 17 assists and Anze Kopitar has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 67 goals on 856 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 12 goals on 197 shots. Quick has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 15-41 in their last 56 road games. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 19-9 in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Kings are playing solid hockey right now and have done a nice job of feasting on teams with losing records. I'll take the home team here against an inconsistent Philly squad.