Kings vs Flyers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/18/2020
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+162) Flyers (-180)
Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers (25-16-6, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (18-25-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The line on this game has the Kings priced at +162 and the Flyers are at -180. The over/under has been set at 6. The Kings cover 36.7% of the time, having gone 18-31 SU. Philadelphia is covering 46.5% of the time, going 20-23 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 18 wins and 25 losses, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 121 goals which ranks them 14th in the Western Conference and 29th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -27, which puts them at 26th in the NHL. The Kings have earned a total of 41 pts, which ranks them 28th in the NHL and 14th in the West. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,616 which ranks them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. As a group, Los Angeles has collected a total of 944 hits which means they have an average of 19.7 per contest. They have earned a total of 525 blocks for this season. Looking after the net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,853 mins defending the net for the campaign. Quick is surrendering 3.01 goals against average which ranks him 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has surrendered 93 goals. He holds a save percentage of .896 which ranks him 30th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 3 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last game. The Kings had an average offensive outing in the loss. In this game, they converted 3 out of the 41 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Los Angeles earned a total of 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings was 49 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 40, which tells us they had a rate of 50.0%. They took 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 40.6% and they had a PDO of 96.4 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up 38 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Flyers will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 25 wins and 16 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 9th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the league with +5. They currently have a total of 145 goals for this year which is good for 9th in the East. Philadelphia has a team save percentage of .898 which has them sitting 24th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 9.8% which puts them at 9th in the conference. In goal for Philadelphia is Brian Elliott who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.14 goals per contest and that ranks him 24th among East goaltenders and 51st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,147 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 60 goals. He holds a save % of .897, which has him sitting 26th among East goaltenders and 53rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers played the St. Louis Blues in a game where the Flyers ended up with the win by a final score of 4 - 3. In this matchup, Philadelphia earned a 50.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Blues having earned a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Philadelphia had and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO of 107.6 and their oZS percentage was 54.3%. The Flyers notched 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and converted 1 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Blues had 6 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Philadelphia gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Blues racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-180)
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