Philadelphia Flyers at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/5/2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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The Philadelphia Flyers head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Flyers at +215 and the Kings at +110.
Philadelphia had a record of 39-33-10 last year and away from home they had a record of 14-22-5. They were 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 219 goals and surrendered 236 goals for a point differential of -17. For the year they had an ATS mark of 39-43-0 and an over/under record of 37-37-0. Los Angeles finished with a record of 39-35-8 including 23-16-2 on home ice last year. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They scored 201 goals and gave up 205 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread was 39-43-0 while their over/under mark was 24-37-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers were 39-43-0 straight up last year
The Philadelphia Flyers were 37-37-0 against the over/under last season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 39-43-0 straight up last year
The Los Angeles Kings were 24-37-0 against the over/under last season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/03/17 D Shayne Gostisbehere Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. San Jose
10/02/17 W Colin McDonald Lower Body out indefinitely
10/02/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee out indefinitely
10/02/17 W Cole Bardreau Upper Body out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/02/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee "?" Thursday vs. Philadelphia
Brian Elliott had 26 wins and 18 losses last season in goal for the Flyers. He had 1,338 shots against him and he surrendered 121 goals. He made 1,217 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Wayne Simmonds scored 52 total points last year for the Flyers. He had 30 goals last season with 215 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 22 assists on the year and averaged 19 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 14 goals on 196 attempts. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the year.
Jeff Carter had 63 total points last season for the Kings. He had 32 goals last year with 246 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 31 assists on the year and averaged 18 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Quick had 8 wins and 5 losses last season in net for the Kings. He had 421 shots against him and he gave up 35 goals. He made 386 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Anze Kopitar averaged 20.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 148 attempts. He had 37 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers gave up 247 power play opportunities and surrendered 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% last season. That was 22nd in the league. They averaged 32 shots per contest and as a team shot 8.47% for the year. They allowed 28 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 27th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Flyers were 19th overall with 88 total points last year. They were 20th in the league with 219 goals and 13th in goals allowed with 236. They had 277 power play chances and scored 54 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That was 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Kings were 26th with a total of 201 goals scored while they were 25th with 205 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 31 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 7.87%. As a unit they gave up 26 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 24th in the league. The Kings had a total of 86 points last season, which was 22nd in the NHL. They had 46 power play goals on 241 chances for a percentage of 19%. That was 15th overall. They gave up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th when short-handed.
The Flyers started possessions in the offensive zone 54.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 45.6% for the year. That ranked them 3rd and 28th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,539 face-off wins as opposed to 2,318 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 52.3%. That was 7th in the league. On defense Philadelphia had 2,063 hits and they blocked 1,309 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Philadelphia was ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 52% as they tried 4,938 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,552 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 3rd in the NHL at 52.8%, as they had 3,634 shots while they gave up 3,243 attempts on defense.
Los Angeles was 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 54.8%, as they attempted 5,008 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,139 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.6% as they had 3,689 attempts while they gave up 3,062 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 2nd in the league. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 56.2% of the time, which was 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 43.8% for the season. That was 30th overall in the NHL. They had 2,512 face-off wins compared to 2,436 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.8%. That ranked them 8th in the league. On defense Los Angeles had 2,323 hits and they blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
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