Panthers vs Kings Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/27/23
Los Angeles Kings (27-17-6) vs. Florida Panthers (23-21-6)
January 27, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Panthers -152 / Los Angeles Kings +121; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and Florida Panthers meet Friday in NHL action at the FLA Live Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 19 goals, Kevin Fiala has 34 assists and Trevor Moore has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 82 goals on 706 shots faced, and Pheonix Copley has allowed 47 goals on 455 shots.
The Florida Panthers Betting Preview
The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Tkachuk leads Florida with 25 goals, Brandon Montour has 33 assists and Carter Verhaeghe has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 90 goals on 875 shots faced, and Spencer Knight has allowed 55 goals on 586 shots.
Kings vs Panthers Trends
The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 60-22 in their last 82 home games and 12-5 in their last 17 Friday games. The over is 6-2-1 in Kings last 9 overall. The over is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Kings are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Los Angeles Kings have been the better team this season, and they’re going to be attractive in the underdog role. However, the Panthers have shown flashes of improvement over the last week, and they come back home where they’ve been a buzz saw dating back to last season. I like the Panthers to take care of business on their home ice.