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NHL betting line favors Flyers over Kings

Los Angeles Kings Philadelphia Flyers
40-25-6March 24, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center38-25-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs Los Angeles battle on Monday at Wells Fargo Center as the Flyers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Flyers have won five straight and they start Ray Emery against the Kings in a match that sees former Flyers Jeff Carter and Mike Richards return. Emery has won four straight and he shut out LA a month ago.

The Kings will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 40-25-6 this season, while the Flyers are 38-25-7. Los Angeles is 18-37-16 on the totals; Philadelphia is 34-29-7.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -110 favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flyers at No. 2 and the Kings at No. 8 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 4-0 winner at home against the Panthers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -280 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Flyers were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.92% rate while the Kings have a 83.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Washington, Tuesday, March 25th
Philadelphia at New York, Wednesday, March 26th