Los Angeles Kings (22-16-6) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (13-22-8)
January 29, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +145 / Los Angeles Kings -165; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center. The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers look to snap a 13-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 18 goals, Anze Kopitar has 25 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 65 goals on 759 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has given up 45 goals on 455 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Philadelphia with 15 goals, Claude Giroux has 19 assists and Travis Konecny has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 75 goals on 854 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 56 goals on 565 shots.
The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The under is 4-0 in Kings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flyers last 5 home games. The Kings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
These are two teams heading in different directions, as the Los Angeles Kings are piling up the wins, and they’ve won five straight as a favorite. The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t won a game since December 29 and playing at home hasn’t helped much. While the Flyers will run into a win eventually, I can’t back them until they show signs of life. Give me the Kings and the reasonable price.