Calgary Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings - 12/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (11-17-2) at Calgary Flames (14-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -190 / Los Angeles Kings +171 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 11.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Drew Doughty has 12 assists and Dustin Brown has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 62 goals on 531 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 29 goals on 273 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Calgary Flames look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 14 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 16 assists and Sean Monahan has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 65 goals on 760 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 20 goals on 187 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in five straight games.
The Kings are 16-35 in their last 51 games as an underdog, 16-39 in their last 55 games as a road underdog and 16-42 in their last 58 road games. The Flames are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Pacific, 5-16 in their last 21 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The under is 37-16-5 in Flames last 58 overall. The under is 14-6-3 in the last 23 meetings in Calgary and 28-11-4 in the last 43 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings have won five of their last eight meetings against the Flames, but they're on the end of a back to back and have been horrible in the road underdog role dating back to last season. The Calgary Flames have enjoyed a strong last two weeks and have been consistent defensively. The price isn't ideal, but the Flames should be able to get the job done on their home ice against a tired Kings team that's had issues on the road.