Los Angeles Kings at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +104 and the Flames at -115.
Los Angeles has a record of 24-11-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-6-2-0. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 120 goals and surrendered 91 goals for a point differential of +29. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-16-0 and an over/under record of 16-21-0. Calgary has a record of 19-16-4 including 10-11-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 108 goals and have given up 114 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 19-20-0 while their over/under mark is 17-21-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 24-16-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 16-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 19-20-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 17-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/19/17 D Christian Folin Upper Body IR (12/18)
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/29/17 RW Michael Frolik Jaw IR (12/28)
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Anze Kopitar has scored 42 total points this year for the Kings. He has 17 goals this season with 94 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 21.9 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 15 goals on 99 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 19 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 976 shots against him and he's surrendered 69 goals. He's made 907 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Sean Monahan has 34 total points this season for the Flames. He has 18 goals this year with 100 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 117 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Mike Smith has 15 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,028 shots against him and he's given up 82 goals. He's made 946 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 53 total points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They've scored 120 goals while giving up 91 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 31st respectively. They have had 119 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the league. The Kings have given up 135 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.71% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 21st in the league with a total of 42 points this season. They have 25 power play goals on 134 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 25th overall. As a team, the Flames are 23rd with a total of 108 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals this season, ranking 18th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.43%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6%, as they've attempted 2,309 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,347 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 1,728 attempts while they have given up 1,784 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,207 face-off wins compared to 1,217 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,005 hits and they have blocked 563 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,185 face-off wins as opposed to 1,207 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 669 hits and they've blocked 525 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 52.3% as they've tried 2,486 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,265 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 51.3%, as they have 1,835 shots while they've given up 1,740 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Flames NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +104
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +104
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