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Flames Faltering Within Pacific Division

If the Calgary Flames want to set their young roster straight heading into next season the team will need to improve their play within the difficult Pacific Division. The Flames are 8-14-3 within the division this season, which includes winning just one of their past six games against interdivision rivals. Calgary will have a chance to get the ball rolling in the right direction when they visit the Los Angeles Kings Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Flames are 3-9 SU in their past 12 games on the road.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six meetings between the two teams.
  • The Kings are 1-4 SU in their past five games with a closing total of 5.0 or less.

The Flames are coming off a horrible defensive effort against the Anaheim Ducks in which they allowed eight goals on 27 shots. Calgary’s defense has been a massive hindrance all season long with the team allowing more goals per game than any other team in the NHL, which includes allowing at least four goals in four of their past five games.

Recent struggles have seen the Kings passed by the Ducks for the top spot in the Pacific Division, as LA has just one win in their past five games. All four of those losses have seen the Kings score two goals or less while allowing an average of 4.0 goals per game.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -265 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

A 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Kings is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings sport a record of 45-26-5 heading into this matchup, while the Calgary Flames sit at 32-39-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-29-21 for the Kings and 40-33-4 for the Flames. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Calgary injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 21-rated Calgary Flames taking on the No. 11-rated Los Angeles Kings in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.22 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 21% while the Flames defense kills off 74.54% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 8-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -242 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
  • Calgary is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Edmonton, Saturday, April 2nd
Los Angeles home to Dallas, Saturday, April 2nd