Thursday, March 31, 2016
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The Calgary Flames travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +215 and the Kings at -265. The over/under has been set at 5.
Calgary comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 32-38-6 and on the road they have a record of 12-22-3. Currently they are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 210 goals and given up 240 goals for a point differential of -30. The Flames have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-44 and an over/under record of 39-33-4. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 45-26-5 including 24-11-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 208 goals and surrendered 180 for a goal differential of +28. The Kings have 5 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 45-31 while their over/under record sits at 26-29-21.
John Gaudreau has accumulated 73 total points this season for the Flames. He has 28 goals this season with 201 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 27 goals on 184 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Jonas Hiller has 9 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 649 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 573 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Kings. He has 25 goals this season with 164 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 222 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 38 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,685 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,546 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Flames have 70 total points this season. They have scored 208 goals while giving up 237 goals. They have had 249 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Flames have allowed 213 power play opportunities and given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.35% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Kings have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 222 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 266 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 206 goals scored while they've given up 178 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.44%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 4,179 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,351 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 3,062 attempts while they've given up 3,114 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. They have 2,250 face off wins compared to 2,372 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.7%. On defense Calgary has 1,597 hits and they've blocked 1,237 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 4,737 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,909 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.6% as they have 3,557 shots while they've given up 2,953 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 2,331 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,308 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 956 shot attempts and they have 2,323 hits as a unit.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 31-44 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 39-33-4 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 45-31 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 26-29-21 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Injuries
03/29/16 RW Michael Frolik Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Anaheim
03/28/16 LW Johnny Gaudreau Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
03/28/16 C Josh Jooris Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
03/28/16 D Jyrki Jokipakka Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs Anaheim
03/25/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
03/18/16 D Dennis Wideman Tricep out for season
02/12/16 GO Karri Ramo Knee out for season
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
03/28/16 RW Kris Versteeg Foot "?" Thursday vs Calgary
03/04/16 C Jordan Nolan Back out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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