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Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings 12/22/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings 12/22/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

The Calgary Flames will meet with the Los Angeles Kings in NHL action in Arena in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 10:30 PM ET. The offense of the Flames is rising and averaging 3.12 goals per game with 12 goals in the previous two games, helping the team to a successful season. The top two lines, Nazem Kadri, Tyler Toffoli, and Elias Lindholm collaborated for 37 goals and 46 assists, but the rest of the attack also performed admirably. In addition to Rasmus Andersson’s four goals and 18 assists from the point, defensemen Jonathan Huberdeau, Dillon Dube, and Mikael Backlund have each contributed 18 goals and 41 assists, which helped the offense get going.

Although the defense underperformed, giving up 3.03 goals per game, the attack was excellent. In contrast to Nikita Zadorov, Rasmus Andersson, and Noah Hanifin, the rest of the team underperformed, enabling opponents to consistently find open opportunities on goal. Dan Vladar, the goalie, also had difficulty stopping shots with a.905 save percentage and 2.81 goals-against average on 317 attempts.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Calgary’s last 6 matches. 
  • The Calgary Flames are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches. 
  • The Flames are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches against the Los Angeles Kings.

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings 12/22/2022 Expert Picks Predictions and Previews

The Kings‘ attack stepped up this season, averaging 3.23 goals per game with 10 goals in the previous 3 matches. The top two lines, led by Kevin Fiala, Anze Kopitar, and Viktor Arvidsson, combined for 29 goals and 58 assists, but the whole attack improved. 33 goals and 31 assists were scored by Adrian Kempe, Phillip Danault, and Gabriel Vilardi collectively, while defenseman Drew Doughty and Sean Durzi contributed six goals and 33 assists.

Although the defense was terrible, giving up 3.51 goals per game, the attack was fantastic. While the rest of the team struggled, Drew Doughty and Michael Anderson collaborated for 4.0 defensive point shares, which allowed opponents to consistently reach the back of the goal. Jonathan Quick, the goalie, also had difficulty stopping shots with a.882 save % and a 3.55 goals-against average on 601 attempts.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles’ last 5 matches. 
  • The Los Angeles Kings are 4-2 SU in their previous 6 meetings. 
  • The LA Kings are 8-4 SU in their previous 12 meetings at home.

Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings. The NHL pick is the Los Angeles Kings. Both teams have extraordinary offenses at the moment, which will lead this match to a high-paced one. The difference here is that the Kings have the home edge and Calgary is not really playing well on the road. Take the Los Angeles Kings to win with a predicted score of 5-3. 

NHL Starting Time: 10:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Arena in Los Angeles, California

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022


NHL Odds: Los Angeles Kings -110

NHL Totals: 6

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