The Los Angeles Kings (20-11-7) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (26-12-2) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lightning. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Los Angeles Kings vs Florida Panthers
The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Los Angeles heads into this game with a record of 20-11-7, which has them sitting in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 6th place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 3-7 and have lost their last five games.
On the road, Los Angeles is 13-4-2 this season and has lost three straight games away from home. As the underdog, the Kings have gone 5-2-2 this season and have lost two straight games when they are the underdog.
On the year, the Kings have gone 18-19 against the puck line, including going 3-7 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. So far, they have an average scoring differential of +.8 goals per game.
When playing on the road, Los Angeles has gone 10-8 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +1.6 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Kings have an 0-3 puck line record.
Following a 3-2 loss on the road to the Lightning, the Kings are eager to bounce back. The Kings couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Lightning, but they did score two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
In this game, Los Angeles was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Panthers have gone 12-5-0, and they are riding an eight-game winning streak. Over their last 10 games, Florida has gone 8-2 and they are 26-12-2 overall. In the Eastern Conference, the Panthers are in 3rd place and 2nd in the Atlantic Division.
So far, Florida has been favored in 30 of their 40 games, and they have gone 21-9-0 in those games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Panthers have gone 13-4 this season.
At home this season, the Panthers have a puck line record of 7-10, and their average scoring margin at home is +.6 goals per game. So far, they have won 17 games by multiple goals compared to nine wins by just one goal.
Overall, Florida’s puck line record is 21-19, and they have covered the puck line in each of their last five games. When favored, the Panthers are 13-17 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.7 goals per game.
In their most recent matchup, the Panthers played against the Blues and won with a score of 5-1. Against the Blues, the Panthers’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Florida’s five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and four giveaways.
Florida came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
Los Angeles Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Kings are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 18th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the NHL.
The Kings come in with an over/under record of 14-22-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 19 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.
Florida Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Panthers come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 2nd position in the league. So far this year, the Panthers are 19-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 15-24-1. For the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Los Angeles Team Defense
Los Angeles defense takes on the Panthers ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 26.9 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 7th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Florida Team Defense
Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Kings vs Panthers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 1-4 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- The Panthers are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
- As the betting underdog, the Panthers have an puck line mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Florida posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Kings have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Panthers to take down the Kings at home. With the moneyline currently at -141, I’m placing my bet on the Panthers straight-up.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Panthers to win and cover. Look for the Panthers to win this one by multiple goals over the Kings.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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