Los Angeles Kings at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, December 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -160 and the Flyers at +144.
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Los Angeles has a record of 20-10-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-5-2. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 103 goals and given up 81 goals for a point differential of +22. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-13-0 and an over/under record of 14-17-0. Philadelphia has a record of 14-11-7 including 7-6-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 91 goals and surrendered 90 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 13-18-0 while their over/under record is 16-14-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 20-13-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 14-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 13-18-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 16-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
12/16/17 C Jori Lehtera Illness is "?" Monday vs Los Angeles
12/06/17 D Brandon Manning Upper Body IR (12/06)
12/06/17 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (12/06)
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Jonathan Quick has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 780 shots against him and he's given up 59 goals. He's made 721 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Anze Kopitar has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Kings. He has 17 goals this year with 83 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 21.9 minutes played per game. Dustin Brown averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 12 goals on 87 shots. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season.
Claude Giroux has scored 35 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 13 goals this season with 61 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Brian Elliott has 12 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Flyers. He has 753 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 689 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 7 goals on 114 shots. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have allowed 113 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87% this year. That is 1st in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.73% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 1st in the league. The Kings has 44 total points this season, ranking 4th in the NHL in offense. They are 10th in the league with 103 goals while they've given up 81 goals, which is 29th overall. They have had 103 power play opportunities and scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flyers are 21st with 91 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 90 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.94%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 13th place in the league. The Flyers have a total of 35 points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 21 power play goals on 108 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks their power play unit 15th. They've allowed 104 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 29th overall.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 1,956 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,997 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.6% as they have 1,482 shots while they've given up 1,508 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That puts them 15th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,044 face-off wins as opposed to 1,052 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 849 hits and they've blocked 489 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 11th in the league.
The Flyers are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 1,024 face-off wins compared to 916 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 660 hits and they have blocked 483 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Philadelphia is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.9% as they've attempted 1,848 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,859 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50% ranks 18th as they have 1,377 attempts while they have given up 1,376 shots on the defensive end.
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