LA Kings at Calgary Flames – NHL Picks and Betting Tips

The Flames are blazing through the NHL and it seems like there is nobody able to stop them from incinerating the standings. After a first season half that brought nothing but bitter disappointment, Calgary is back on track and goes for the record. By winning tonight at home, they will match their longest winning streak in five years, seven in a row.

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It seem most unlikely that LA Kings will be the party crashers at the Saddledome, a place where the Kings lost ten consecutive games. For the visitors this would be the perfect moment to avenge all those humiliating defeats and put an end to the Flames’ winning streak. The playoff race is also something both teams are very interested in, and for now they are tied with 58 points each.

Calgary is making the most of its devastating attack, with captain Jarome Iginla in superb form. He’s the top scoring man in the team and has plenty of assists, but he owes much of the success to sidekick Tanguay. Alex is leading in assists and is and excellent penalty killer, something that Calgary is most effective at. This is one of the facts I’m going to back the Flames again, since they will be pit against a team that seems unable to exploit the advantage of having an extra man on the ice.

Los Angeles is slowly recovering after a dismal December, and they owe a lot to goal keeper Jonathan Quick. His effort in the net was outstanding and it comes as no surprise that he is 4-0 with a 1.47 goal average against during the stretch. We’ll see how much support will he receive though from the defensive department, especially against a team who scored an average of 4 goals per match in the last two weeks.

If you need further incentives to back the hosts at full stakes, remember the head to head results and you’ll need no more arguments. Calgary won the last 10 consecutive home games against LA Kings and few of those contests needed additional time and penalties. Nevertheless if you are the kind of guy who puts safety first, than I suggest the moneyline bet which includes both overtime and penalty shootout.

Betting Tip

Calgary Flames to win @ 1.87.

Match odds

EU Bookmakers Away Home Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Party Bets 1.95 1.87
ladbrokes Sports Betting 2.05 1.80
William Hill Sports Betting 1.95 1.87
US Bookmakers Away Home Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Bodog Sports Betting 1.95 1.87
10% 1.90 1.90
10% 1.95 1.87

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