Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Kings versus the Panthers? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Panthers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 6 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5

This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:

  • Based on our analysis, we foresee the Panthers winning the game with a predicted score of 4-2.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • The Panthers should also cover at -1.5

Will the Kings Win in Sunrise?

Los Angeles comes into this game with a record of 20-11-7 and is currently in 6th place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Kings are just 3-7 and have lost five straight games.

On the road this season, Los Angeles is 13-4-2, and as the underdog, they have gone 5-2-2. Against other Western Conference teams, the Kings are 13-6 this season.

Los Angeles enters the game with an average scoring differential of +.8 goals per game. So far, the Kings have 15 wins by multiple goals and have gone 18-19 against the puck line this season.

As the underdog, the Kings have a puck line record of 7-2, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is +1.6 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, the Kings have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

On average, Los Angeles' games have finished with 5.9 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Kings come in with an over/under record of 14-22-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Kings have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. The Los Angeles offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 9th in the NHL.

Los Angeles' leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 33rd in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 11 assists.

The Panthers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Cam Talbot has started 26 games this season. His current record stands at 14-9, and his save percentage is 0.913%.

Will the Panthers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Panthers have been dominant with a 12-5-0 record. They have won three straight at home and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Florida has gone 13-4 and is currently in 3rd place in the conference standings.

Overall, the Panthers have gone 26-12-2 this season, and they have won five straight games. When favored, Florida has gone 21-9-0 this season and have won seven straight games as the favorite.

On the season, the Panthers have a puck line record of 21-19, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, Florida has 17 wins by multiple goals and 10 losses by more than one goal.

As the favorite, the Panthers have gone 13-17 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 7-10 at home. In their last ten home games, Florida's puck line record is just 4-6.

On average, Florida's games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Panthers come in with an over/under record of 15-24-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 14th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. Looking at how the Panthers' offense is performing during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Florida's offense is Sam Reinhart. Coming into the game he has 29 goals, ranking 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 22 assists.

In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.8 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start and has made 30 starts this season. His record at this point is 20-9, and his save percentage is 0.942%.