Kings vs. Flames - 3/31/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (32-38-6) at Los Angeles Kings (45-26-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -265 / Calgary Flames +215 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, FSWHD
The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings meet late Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Calgary Flames could use a nice win after losing five of their last seven games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 28 goals, Sean Monahan has 32 assists and Mark Giordano has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Hiller has allowed 76 goals on 649 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 94 goals on 1,034 shots. Hiller has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for another win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 29 goals, Anze Kopitar has 43 assists and Jeff Carter has 222 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 139 goals on 1,685 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 27 goals on 375 shots. Quick has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Flames are 16-36 in their last 52 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The under is 19-5-2 in the last 26 meetings.
The Flames are flat out awful on the road, and it doesn't help that they're playing on the end of a back to back against a Kings team that's been rather consistent over the last month or so. I'd take the Kings by two goals to increase the value of the bet.