Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings
|Date & Time||Monday April 1, 2019, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Calgary Flames -155 / San Jose Sharks +128 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings meet Monday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Calgary Flames look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 35 goals, Mark Giordano has 56 assists and Sean Monahan has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 104 goals on 1,171 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 103 goals on 1,029 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in each of their last nine games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a nice home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 21 goals, Drew Doughty has 36 assists and Dustin Brown has 174 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 140 goals on 1,273 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 56 goals on 758 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Flames are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a road favorite, 35-16 in their last 51 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games. The Kings are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home underdog, 5-17 in their last 22 games as an underdog and 4-12 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings in Los Angeles and 27-9-4 in the last 40 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in Flames last 8 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Kings last 8 home games.
The Calgary Flames continue to pile up the points as the best team in the West and have been nothing but money as a favorite for majority of the season. The Los Angeles Kings have been improved defensively these last couple of weeks, but it has yet to result in consistent winning and there's certainly nothing to play for with just a week left in the season. While the Flames are on the end of a back to back, there's no denying they're head and shoulders the better team here, so this price actually isn't that bad.