Los Angeles Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 11/4/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-175) Flyers (+140)
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-1) will compete against the Los Angeles Kings (6-2-2) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Kings at -175 while the Flyers are at +140. The total is set at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Senators their last time out. The Kings played like an average offensive team in the win. In the game, they scored on 3 of the 38 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. Los Angeles accrued 6 penalty mins in this game.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 35 power play tries (12th in pro hockey) and have come away with 6 goals in those chances. The Kings have seen 277 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .888. Los Angeles has attempted 329 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.8%. When playing at even strength, the Kings have given up 25 goals while having 34 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles has 44 power play opportunities and they have notched 8 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.18%. For the season, they have racked up 14 points and their points percentage comes in at .700. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 42 goals (2nd in the league) over the course of the season and have conceded 31.
The man in net for this game is Cam Talbot. Over the course of his career, Talbot has accumulated 227 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .540. His save percentage currently sits at .914 in his 25,139 minutes played. Talbot has seen 12,831 shot attempts against him and he has 11,722 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,109 goals versus Talbot in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.65. He has accumulated a mark of 223-158-37 and was named the starter in 420 games. Talbot has participated in 440 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Philadelphia played the Sabres in an outing where the Flyers ended up losing by a score of 5-2. The Flyers earned 2 goals of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers have accumulated 32 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have allowed 33 goals to be scored by way of 27 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Flyers have earned 28 goals at even strength and 4 goals (25th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 35 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 11.43%. Philadelphia has attempted 334 shots (4th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.58%, while allowing the opposition 268 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.78% on the other teams 27 power play tries, and their save percentage is 87.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart in net. He has recorded 5,536 stops out of 6,111 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .906. Hart is sitting with a career mark of 88-87-26 and has participated in 209 contests. He has made the start in 201 games and has been on the ice for 11,724 minutes. Hart's rate of quality starts comes out to 48.8% and he has qualified for 98 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.94 goals per game and he has allowed 575 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+140)
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