Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/26/2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
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The Calgary Flames head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, March 26, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at +165 and the Kings at -183.
Calgary has a record of 35-31-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 20-13-6-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 205 goals and surrendered 231 goals for a point differential of -26. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-41-0 and an over/under record of 37-37-0. Los Angeles has a record of 41-28-7 including 19-14-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 221 goals and have given up 190 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread is 41-35-0 while their over/under mark is 34-39-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 35-41-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 37-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 41-35-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 34-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
03/24/18 LW Matthew Tkachuk Upper Body is OUT Monday vs Los Angeles
03/24/18 D T.J. Brodie Upper Body is OUT Monday vs Los Angeles
03/23/18 RW Kris Versteeg Hip is out for season
03/23/18 C Sean Monahan Wrist is out for season
02/20/18 LW Marek Hrivik Undisclosed IR (02/16)
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/24/18 D Paul LaDue Undisclosed is "?" Monday vs Calgary
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 82 total points this year for the Flames. He has 23 goals this season with 221 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 59 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 31 goals on 202 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the year. Mike Smith has 24 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 1,621 shots against him and he's surrendered 136 goals. He's made 1,485 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Dustin Brown has 53 total points this season for the Kings. He has 23 goals this year with 201 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averages 22.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 33 goals on 188 attempts. He has 53 assists, giving him a total of 86 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 30 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,738 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,602 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 80 total points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They've scored 205 goals while giving up 231 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 12th respectively. They have had 253 power play chances and scored 42 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the league. The Flames have given up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.97% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 14th in the league with a total of 89 points this season. They have 44 power play goals on 220 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 249 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 16th with a total of 221 goals scored while they've given up 190 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.36%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 52.6% as they've tried 4,877 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,388 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 3,709 shots while they've given up 3,363 attempts on defense. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That puts them 4th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,323 face-off wins as opposed to 2,382 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Calgary has 1,521 hits and they've blocked 1,025 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Kings are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 2,256 face-off wins compared to 2,282 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,963 hits and they have blocked 1,117 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 4,399 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,479 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 16th as they have 3,297 attempts while they have given up 3,362 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Kings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Calgary +165
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary +165
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