Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 4/11/2024

The Calgary Flames (35-37-5) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (41-26-11) on Thursday, April 11th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. The Flames are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Kings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Ducks. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

Flames vs Kings

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The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win

Calgary comes into this game with a record of 35-37-5 and are 12th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, they have gone just 2-8 and have lost two straight as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Flames are 16-18-4, and as the underdog, they have gone 19-21-3. In the Pacific Division, Calgary is 6th with a record of 11-11.

Calgary enters this game with a puck line record of 35-42 and their average scoring margin on the road is -.3 goals per game. So far, they have lost their last four games vs. the puck line and their puck line record as the underdog is at 26-17.

So far, the Flames have 23 wins this season by multiple goals and their puck line record on the road is at 18-20. Their average scoring margin this season is -.3 goals per game.

The Flames recently played against the Sharks and secured a win with a score of 3-2. Offensively, the Flames did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Sharks but found the net two times in the second period. Out of Calgary’s three goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 41 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Calgary did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Kings have gone 19-11-7 and have won six straight games. In the Pacific Division, Los Angeles is in third place and has a record of 13-11. Overall, the Kings are 41-26-11 and have 93 points. In the Western Conference, they are in seventh place and have gone 24-22 against other teams in the conference. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles has gone 6-4 and are 3-2 in their last five games.

When favored this season, the Kings have gone 29-17-7, and they have been favored in 53 of their 78 games. Against other teams in the Pacific Division, Los Angeles has gone 2-1 in their last three games and 3-2 in their last five games. Over the course of the season, they have been the favorite in 25 games and have gone 12-9-4 as the underdog. At home, the Kings have gone 22-15-4 this season.

Los Angeles has gone 37-41 against the puck line this year and has a scoring differential of +.5 goals per game. So far, the Kings have won 27 games by multiple goals and have lost 20 games by more than one goal.

At home, the Kings have gone 17-20 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Kings have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

The Kings aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss on the road to the Ducks. The Kings started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. For the game, Los Angeles’ only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 37 shots on goal vs. Anaheim.

Los Angeles went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 4 goals.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 25th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

The Flames come in with an over/under record of 44-31-2. Over the season, there have been 40 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. This year, the Kings have recorded a 24-18 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-7 record.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 30-45-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 37 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Calgary Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 27th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Defensively, the Kings come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against Los Angeles. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Flames vs Kings Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 2-8 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • In their last five home games, Los Angeles has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Los Angeles has an puck line mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Flames have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 0-3.

Flames vs Kings Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Flames to defeat the Kings while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at +158, I’m placing a wager on the Flames to win outright.

Our projections have the Flames pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Flames, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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