Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 3/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+205) Flames (-250)
The Calgary Flames (40-18-8) are welcoming the Los Angeles Kings (36-23-9) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles at +205 while Calgary is sitting at -250. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-1 defeat to the Kraken in the last game they played. Los Angeles tallied 7 mins in the box for this game. They also had 1 power play attempt and were able to net 1 goal. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
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With regard to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 193 goals (19th in the NHL) this year and have conceded 191. For the current campaign, they have scored 81 points and their points percentage sits at .596. Los Angeles skates onto the rink with 206 power play opportunities and they have tallied 35 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 16.99%. While playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 146 goals while notching 158 of their own. Los Angeles has attempted 2,385 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. The Kings have had 1,944 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .902. Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 183 power play opportunities (24th in the league) and have a total of 45 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Jonathan Quick. The opposition has racked up 1,654 goals against Quick in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.42. Quick has taken the ice for 703 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 41,023 minutes played. He has a win-loss mark of 353-261-77 and he was named the starter in 693 games. In his career, Quick has accounted for 373 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .538. Quick has had 18,940 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 17,286 saves.
Their last time out, Calgary faced the Avalanche in a game where the Flames went home in defeat by a tally of 2-1. They had 5 power play chances in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Flames scored 1 goal of the 45 shots on goal they tried.
Calgary has taken 2,370 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.70%, while allowing the other team 1,930 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 83.67% on the other teams 196 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.6%. They have earned 189 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.81%. The Flames are sitting with 185 goals at even strength and 45 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 162 goals to be scored by of a combination of 130 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Calgary Flames have accounted for 230 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .667.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Jacob Markstrom in the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has surrendered 942 goals altogether. Markstrom's quality start percentage comes in at 53.3% and he has 187 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 351 games and has played for a total of 21,002 minutes. Markstrom has earned a career record of 163-150-41 and has participated in 367 games. He has compiled 9,759 stops out of the 10,701 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-250)
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