Kings vs. Flyers - 12/6/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (8-13-4) at Los Angeles Kings (14-7-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -220 / Philadelphia Flyers +199 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSWHD
The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings play Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers have lost six straight games and continue to drop in the standings. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last four games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored a power play goal in three straight games and have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring three or more goals. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 10 goals, Jakub Voracek has 24 assists and Claude Giroux has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in nine of their last 11 games. Steve Mason has allowed 45 goals on 525 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 29 goals on 278 shots.
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The Los Angeles Kings have won three of their last four games and are in the thick of the Pacific. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored two power play goals in their last five games and have won six of their last nine games when scoring three or more goals. Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson have combined for 20 goals, Jeff Carter has 11 assists and Dustin Brown has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a pp goal in five straight games. Martin Jones has allowed nine goals on 170 shots faced Jonathan Quick has given up 43 goals on 639 shots faced.
The Flyers are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 1-10 in their last 11 overall. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 68-30 in their last 98 home games. The Flyers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Flyers have owned the Kings over the years and it's not like the Kings have been playing with much consistency. Given the value, the Flyers have to be the play here. Besides, the Flyers have to win eventually, right? Let's take a shot in the dark.