After a small hiatus were back with our NHL gambling bet of the night. Tonight it’s that the Calgary Flames can beat the Los Angeles Kings by at least two goals.

A cold knock me out for a few days, meaning I couldn’t get to the computer to put up out NHL gambling bet of the night on Monday and Tuesday. Now that I’m back to relative full-strength I’m also back to my full degenerative state.

In our bet of the night we like to bet on a dog. And by that we generally mean a team that shouldn’t win where we think they should. But since the NHL is going through their by-weeks in January we’re left with some nights were there are but a handful of games (or just one). So we had to adjust that a bit.

What we’ve don’t is find a bet with good value. Nothing below even odds will count for our bet of the night. Tonight’s bet is going to be that the Calgary Flames win by more than two goals at +170 odds. Good ol’ Canadian lines.

Bet Of The Night

los angeles kings[+135] Record : 25-18-5, Road Record : 13-9-2, Form (Last 5) :

LAK 2-4 ANA LAK 1-4 SJS LAK 1-3 PIT LAK 4-2 NYR LAK 2-6 VAN

calgary flames[-160] Record : 25-16-6, Home Record : 12-11-2, Form (Last 5) :

CGY 5-1 TBL CGY 4-2 FLA CGY 4-1 CAR CGY 1-2 WPG CGY 2-3 BUF

The Los Angeles Kings are absolutely terrible right now. Over their last five outings the Kings have gone 1-4-0, putting up a -9 goal differential. Of the four losses all have been by more than two goals.

The Calgary Flames on the other hand have been outscoring their opposition by 16-9 over their last five games. The Flames are scoring and scoring in bunches.

You see where I’m going with this already?

The only thing that could ruin this bet is the goaltending dual that’s shaping up between the two teams. At the time of writing Jonathan Quick and his fantastic 0.921 SV% and 2.44 GAA have yet to be confirmed as the starter, but it’s expected that he does.

While the Calgary Flames have confirmed that Mike Smith and his new post-Arizona lease on life with his 2.41 GAA and .926 SV% will get the start. These are two of the better goalies in the league at the moment. If anything this could be a low scoring affair.

I just don’t trust the Kings right now. They aren’t playing the type of game were used to seeing from them; physical and puck dominant. Which has inevitably led to them falling down the standings.

The Flames on the other hand are absolutely flying now. Just a few short weeks ago they were a few points out of a playoff spot. They now find themselves three points back of second place San Jose. The Kings will continue to sink as the Flames get hotter.

Tonight’s Bet: Calgary to win by 2 goals or more @-1.5 (+170)

Stats so far: (8/13) 61.5%

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