Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings - 4/4/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (38-23-10) vs Calgary Flames (40-19-9)
Game Info: Monday, April 4, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings +140 / Calgary Flames -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings host the Calgary Flames in Monday NHL Action.
The Calgary Flames come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-19-9. Through 68 games, the Flames are 1st in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 238 times, good for a rank of 7th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Calgary is the 2nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.5 goals per game. So far, the Flames have a strength of schedule rating of 19th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 3rd ranked team in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings get set to host the Calgary Flames with an overall record of 38-23-10. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 71 games, the Kings have scored 205 goals, giving them an average of 2.83. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams.On defense, Los Angeles is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.79 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 15th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In his team's 68 games, he has come up with 32 goals and 60 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +48 The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 34 goals, 26.0% have come during power play time. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.19 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has turned in 32 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 71 games, Los Angeles' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 29 goals and 16 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 45. On the season, he is turning 14.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 71 games, he has come up with 18 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.5%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -7 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.68 goals per game. In his 33 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Calgary's 68 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-31-3. So far, taking the over when the Flames are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-14-1. On the season 60.0% of Calgary's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Flames. Coming into this game, the Kings have an over-under record of 30-39-2. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 18-17-1. On the season, 46.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. Look for this game to surpass the over-under betting line of 5.5 goals.
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