Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia Flyers -143 / Los Angeles Kings +118
The Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Kings will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 5-1 drubbing of New Jersey in their last outing. Adrian Kempe opened the scoring for the Kings with the lone goal of the first period before New Jersey countered and tied the game at 1-1 with the only goal of the 2nd period. The Kings broke the game open in the final period Tyler Toffoli scoring a pair of goals :35 apart and Dion Phaneuf adding a 3rd in a total span of 1:20 to push the lead to 4-1 before Ilya Kovalchuk added a goal for good measure in his return to New Jersey to finish the game off with the final 5-1 score line. Jack Campbell got the win to improve to 7-9-0 this season after stopping 29 of 30 shots faced in the winning effort.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to build on their impressive 8-game winning streak after a 2-1 win over Vancouver in their last outing. Sean Couturier opened the scoring late in the 1st period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 1st intermission before Jakub Voracek doubled the cusion just 3:20 into the 2nd period. Vancouver would pull a goal back just 1:54 later, but the Flyers would close the door in the 2nd and throughout the entire 3rd period despite being outshot 42-30 in the end. Carter Hart got the win to improve to 10-5-1 this season after stopping 41 of 42 shots faced in the winning effort.
Los Angeles is 10-21 in their last 31 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Philadelphia is 8-0 in their last 8 games overall and 6-0 in their last 6 home games while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. Los Angeles is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams overall.
The Kings looked solid against New Jersey and have had success in this matchup over the years. However, even with the Kings picking up their play recently, something still feels off about this L.A. team compared to past seasons. The Flyers have been on fire over the last few weeks, and while it’s bound to cool off at some point (and could very well happen here in all honesty), I think given Philadelphia’s recent form at home combined with the low price is too good to pass up, so I’ll lay the juice with Philadelphia in this one.