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NHL Betting: Flames Owning the Kings

The Calgary Flames lost their first home game since October Tuesday, but look to get back on the horse when they host the Los Angeles Kings Thursday. The Flames have historically enjoyed facing the Kings as they have won five of the past six meetings between the two teams.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 17-7 in the last 24 games between the Flames and Kings.
  • The Flames are 13-6 in their last 19 games when hosting the Kings.
  • Jeff Carter practiced Wednesday after missing the past two games, but his status is uncertain Thursday..

The Flames opened their season losing five of their first six games at the Saddledome, but have since gone 11-1 on home ice. Pint-sized Johnny Gaudreau has been near unstoppable for the Flames at home this season as the 22-year old has tallied 15 goals and 14 assists with a +18 rating in 18 games in Calgary.

The Kings have been one of the best road teams in the NHL this season with a 12-5-2 record away from the Staples Center. Tyler Toffoli has quietly been great this season as the 23-year old leads the lead league in plus/minus and has seven points in the past four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Calgary Flames in this one found them earlier as 114 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.2 win for the Kings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames sport a record of 17-17-2 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Kings sit at 23-11-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-15-2 for the Flames and 10-12-14 for the Kings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Calgary Flames and the No. 10-rated Los Angeles Kings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.25 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 12.61% while the Kings defense kills off 82.95% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -136 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Flames were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Los Angeles's last 24 games when playing Calgary
  • Calgary is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Calgary is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games at home
  • Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Philadelphia, Saturday, January 2nd
Calgary at Colorado, Saturday, January 2nd