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Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames prediction 12-23-23 NHL Picks

Los Angeles Kings (18-7-4) vs Calgary Flames (14-14-5)
2023-12-23 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -143 / Calgary Flames +115 --- 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 Saturday night. Who will emerge victorious from this Pacific Division Clash on Saturday? Let’s dive in and find out with our Flames vs. Kings Prediction.

Calgary Flames Team Preview

The Calgary Flames will be looking to build on their three-game win streak after a 3-0 win over Anaheim last time out. Nazem Kadri leads the Flames with 24 points including 8 goals and a team-high 16 assists while Elias Lindholm has 23 points and Blake Coleman has 22 points with Coleman logging 10 goals while Lindholm has 15 assists. Mackenzie Weegar has 19 points with 8 goals and 11 assists while Yegor Sharangovich has 20 points with a team-high 11 goals and 9 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom has gone 8-8-2 with a 2.67 GAA and a .906 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 5-4-2 with a 3.40 GAA and an .886 save percentage this season. Dustin Wolf has also gone 1-2-1 with a 3.46 GAA and an .893 save percentage as well this season.

Calgary Flames Team Facts

  • The Flames have won three of their last four games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Flames have covered the puck line in each of their last seven night games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Flames’ last eight games as underdogs.
  • The Flames have won the third period in six of their last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings come into this game looking to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken in their last matchup. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 29 points including 13 goals and 16 assists while Kevin Fiala has 29 points with a team-high 23 assists. Adrian Kempe has 27 points with 9 goals and 18 assists while Trevor Moore has 24 points with a team-high 15 goals. Cam Talbot has posted a 13-6-2 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.02 GAA and a .926 save percentage while Pheonix Copley is 4-1-2 with a 3.16 GAA and a .870 save percentage as well this season. The Kings will meet the Sharks after this game.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost three of their last four games as home favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last 11 games between the Flames and Kings.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in each of the last five games between the Flames and Kings.
  • The road team has won the second period in each of the Kings’ last four games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.34).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.81%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (11.54%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 7th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.69%).

Flames vs. Kings Prediction

I’m leaning towards the under here. I think this just ends up being a tight, low-scoring war between two teams that flat out don’t like each other, and the goaltending on both sides has actually been pretty solid as of late. Should be a solid matchup to close out the card on Saturday, but give me the under here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Under 6

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Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames prediction 12-23-23 NHL Picks

Los Angeles Kings (18-7-4) vs Calgary Flames (14-14-5)
2023-12-23 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -143 / Calgary Flames +115 --- 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 Saturday night. Who will emerge victorious from this Pacific Division Clash on Saturday? Let’s dive in and find out with our Flames vs. Kings Prediction.

Calgary Flames Team Preview

The Calgary Flames will be looking to build on their three-game win streak after a 3-0 win over Anaheim last time out. Nazem Kadri leads the Flames with 24 points including 8 goals and a team-high 16 assists while Elias Lindholm has 23 points and Blake Coleman has 22 points with Coleman logging 10 goals while Lindholm has 15 assists. Mackenzie Weegar has 19 points with 8 goals and 11 assists while Yegor Sharangovich has 20 points with a team-high 11 goals and 9 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom has gone 8-8-2 with a 2.67 GAA and a .906 save percentage while Dan Vladar is 5-4-2 with a 3.40 GAA and an .886 save percentage this season. Dustin Wolf has also gone 1-2-1 with a 3.46 GAA and an .893 save percentage as well this season.

Calgary Flames Team Facts

  • The Flames have won three of their last four games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Flames have covered the puck line in each of their last seven night games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Flames’ last eight games as underdogs.
  • The Flames have won the third period in six of their last seven games against Pacific Division opponents.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings come into this game looking to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Kraken in their last matchup. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 29 points including 13 goals and 16 assists while Kevin Fiala has 29 points with a team-high 23 assists. Adrian Kempe has 27 points with 9 goals and 18 assists while Trevor Moore has 24 points with a team-high 15 goals. Cam Talbot has posted a 13-6-2 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.02 GAA and a .926 save percentage while Pheonix Copley is 4-1-2 with a 3.16 GAA and a .870 save percentage as well this season. The Kings will meet the Sharks after this game.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost three of their last four games as home favorites.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last 11 games between the Flames and Kings.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in each of the last five games between the Flames and Kings.
  • The road team has won the second period in each of the Kings’ last four games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.34).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 2nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (86.81%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 30th in the league in power play percentage this season (11.54%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 7th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.69%).

Flames vs. Kings Prediction

I’m leaning towards the under here. I think this just ends up being a tight, low-scoring war between two teams that flat out don’t like each other, and the goaltending on both sides has actually been pretty solid as of late. Should be a solid matchup to close out the card on Saturday, but give me the under here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Under 6

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Peter Trans is an acclaimed Expert NBA Handicapper, renowned for his insightful analysis and predictions in the world of professional basketball. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the game, Peter has established himself as a trusted authority among basketball enthusiasts and bettors alike. His expertise is showcased on SportsChatPlace.com, where he provides in-depth game analyses, betting tips, and forecasts that are both highly informative and remarkably accurate.

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