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Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames 12/22/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Flames (15-12-6) vs. Los Angeles Kings (18-12-5)
December 22, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -101 / Calgary Flames -122; Over/Under: +6
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The Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Thursday night.

The Calgary Flames will look to build on a 7-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in their last game. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 31 points including 11 goals and 20 assists while Tyler Toffoli has 26 points with 13 goals and 13 assists and Rasmus Andersson has 22 points with 18 assists. Nazem Kadri also has 26 points split between 13 goals and 13 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom’s gone 10-8-4 with a 2.88 GAA and an .893 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 5-4-2 with a 2.81 GAA and a .905 save percentage between the pipes for Calgary this season.

The Los Angeles Kings will try to build on a three-game win streak after a 4-1 win over Anaheim in their last game. Kevin Fiala has a team-high 35 points with a team-high 25 assists, while Gabe Vilardi has 20 points with a team-high 13 goals and Anze Kopitar also has 29 points with 19 assists. Viktor Arvidsson also has 23 points as well this season. Jonathan Quick has gone 8-8-3 with a 3.55 GAA and an .882 save percentage while Pheonix Copley is 5-1 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

Calgary is 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Los Angeles is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m backing the over. I don’t trust the goaltending on either side, but the offenses have been picking up on both sides for the most part in recent games. All in all, I think we have a higher-scoring game on our hands here so give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6

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