Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 12/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-137) Kings (+114)
Jacob Markstrom and the Calgary Flames (13-4-5) are headed to Staples Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4). The line on this game has the Flames priced at -137 and the Kings are at +114. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Flames will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2-1 victory over the Penguins the last time they stepped on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 67.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.1 in this game. They accumulated 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 35 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 51 and the Fenwick against finished at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 66.2%. The Corsi for the Flames was sitting at 71 and the Corsi against was 32 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 68.9%. Calgary had 2 minutes in the box in this outing. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to score a goal. The Flames didn't have a great showing offensively in the victory. For the outing, they scored on 2 of the 32 shots they put on goal.
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Calgary Flames opponents have totaled 69 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have racked up 9 goals in those attempts. The Flames have had 637 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .932. Calgary has taken 758 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. While at even strength, the Flames have conceded 34 goals while earning 56 on the offensive side of the ice. Calgary comes into tonight with 61 power play chances and they have scored 15 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 24.59%. For the current season, they have recorded 31 points and their points % is .705. When talking about scoring goals, the Calgary Flames have accumulated 71 goals (8th in pro hockey) this season and have surrendered 43.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jacob Markstrom. Over the course of his pro career, Markstrom has accrued 166 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .525. His save percentage sits at .911 for his 18,946 minutes on the ice. Markstrom has had 9,702 shot attempts against him and he has 8,841 saves. Opponents have tallied 861 goals against Markstrom in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.73. He has a win-loss mark of 141-141-38 and he has started in 316 games. Markstrom has been involved in 332 contests during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles squared up with the Ducks in a game where the Kings were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 5-4. Their PDO was 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 45.3%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.6% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Ducks having a 42 Fenwick. The Kings recorded 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 52.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and it was a good performance overall.
Los Angeles has put up 732 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.65%, while allowing their opponents 642 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 76.47% on their opponents 51 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have earned 71 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 18.31%. The Kings have earned 43 goals at even strength and 13 goals (13th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 58 goals to be scored by way of 46 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 56 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .524.
Across the rink you are expected to see Jonathan Quick defending the goal. Quick holds a career mark of 340-254-72 and has played in 678 games. Quick's quality start rate comes in at 54.2% and he has accumulated 362 quality starting assignments in his career. He is sitting with 16,675 saves out of the 18,261 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,586 goals in total. He has been a starter 668 games and his ice time sits at 39,563 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-137)
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