Philadelphia Flyers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 12/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+188) Kings (-225)
The Philadelphia Flyers (12-17-7) are hitting the road to Crypto.com Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Kings (21-12-6). The line on this matchup has the Flyers at +188 while the Kings are at -225. The total is 6.
The Philadelphia Flyers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 victory over the Sharks their last time out. Philadelphia earned 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance but didn't convert it into a score. The Flyers had a solid offensive outing in the win. In the outing, they converted 4 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
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Philadelphia Flyers opponents have earned 109 power play tries (21st in professional hockey) and have earned 28 goals in those chances. The Flyers have seen 1,158 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Philadelphia has attempted 1,051 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Flyers have allowed the opponent to score 93 goals while scoring 78 on offense. Philadelphia steps onto the ice with 106 power play chances and they have scored 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 15.09%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 31 points and their points percentage comes in at .431. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Philadelphia Flyers have notched 94 goals (28th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 121.
The man in goal for this game is Carter Hart. Opponents have notched 477 goals versus Hart in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.95. Hart has been in goal for 173 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .906 during his 9,687 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed an overall record of 72-72-22 and he was named the starter in 165 games. In his career, Hart has 82 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .497. Hart has seen 5,078 shots against him and has gathered 4,601 total saves.
In their last contest, Los Angeles opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Kings got the tie by a final score of 4-4. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and converted 2 out of those chances. The Kings notched 4 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
Los Angeles has put up 1,269 shots (3rd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.93%, while allowing the other team 1,138 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.74% on their opponents 138 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 88.3%. They have recorded 137 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 23.36%. The Kings have earned 94 goals at even strength and 32 goals (5th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 133 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 126 goals, 48 points, as well as a points percentage of .615.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Quick protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has allowed 1,745 goals altogether. Quick's quality start rate comes out to 53.7% and he has made 388 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has made the start in 723 games and has played 42,784 mins. Quick has a career mark of 367-270-82 and has played in 734 games. He has recorded 18,042 saves out of 19,787 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+188)
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