Betting NHL handicappers have been concerned about the Kings sluggish play in recent weeks as they are in peril of missing the playoffs if they do not improve their NHL online betting results the rest of the way.
The Calgary Flames will host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night with a start time of 10 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total odds on this important Western Conference matchup.
Los Angeles was considered to be a near lock to make the Western Conference playoffs but instead fell to the bottom of the Pacific Division standings with a record of 27-22-1-0. The Kings were just 10-13 with the hockey odds on the road and were 10-13 under the total in road action.
The Kings were beginning to perk up a little at the end of January with 3 consecutive wins from January 22-January 26. LA ranked a solid 8th for goals against and Anze Kopitar led the offense with 49 points. Coach Terry Murray may have a hot seat soon if LA doesn’t climb out of the basement.
Calgary had a record of 24-21-2-4 with the hockey gambling odds and climbed back into the playoff race with 5 wins in 7 games from January 14 through January 26. Jarome Iginla led the Flames with 47 points. Calgary was 14-9-0-1 at home with 13 of their home games going over the total.
Calgary has dominated this head to head series with 14 payouts against Los Angeles in the last 17 meetings between the teams. This is the third matchup of the season between the Kings and Flames. Calgary scored a 3-1 home payout over Los Angeles on October 10 as the game went under the total.
On December 9 Los Angeles scored a 2-1 home win over the Flames as the game again stayed under the number. This series has gone under the total in 7 of the last 8 meetings between the teams including the last 5 consecutive. Los Angeles has just 1 win in their last 17 visits to Calgary as the series has gone under the betting NHL total 4 straight games in Calgary.