Flames vs. Kings - 4/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (46-27-5) at Calgary Flames (33-40-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +140 / Los Angeles Kings -167 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames clash Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Los Angeles Kings need a victory after losing six of their last eight 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 45 assists and Jeff Carter has 227 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 142 goals on 1,745 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 27 goals on 375 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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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 30 goals, Sean Monahan has 35 assists and Mark Giordano has 207 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 79 goals on 654 shots. Hiller has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Flames are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. a team with a winning record. The Kings are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Calgary and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Kings are still playing for playoff position and could use a victory simply to build some positive vibes heading into the playoffs. The Flames have been waiting for the offseason for quite some time now. I'm going to side with the Kings again, but they've burned me many times as of late.