Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames - 11/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (5-6-1) at Los Angeles Kings (5-6-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -172 / Calgary Flames +138 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday night in a NHL matchup at the STAPLES Center.
The Calgary Flames look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 9.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Troy Brouwer has three assists and Sean Monahan has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 226 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed 11 goals on 119 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed two or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for another home victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Kings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tanner Pearson leads Los Angeles with four goals, Alec Martinez has seven assists and Tyler Toffoli has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 19 goals on 193 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 62 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have scored three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Flames are 17-35 in their last 52 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Flames are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 20-6-2 in the last 28 meetings.
The under is 20-6-2 in the last 28 games between the Kings and Flames. That's a trend worth backing, especially with the way the Kings have been shutout multiple times in their last few contests. It's also not like the Flames find easy offense. The under is the play here instead of playing with heavy juice in backing the Kings at home.