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Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions and Picks | NHL Jan 27

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Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview

The Kings play the third of a six game east coast trip with the Panthers allowing 13 goals in their last two games. WagerTalk NHL handicapper Kevin Dolan breaking down this Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Atlantic Division matchup from a betting perspective providing his predictions before puck drop at 7:00pm ET.

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Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds

Friday, January 27 NHL Betting Notes
Moneyline: Florida Panthers -150 vs Los Angeles Kings +130
Puckline: Panthers -1.5 (+165) / Kings +1.5 (-195)
Total: 6.5 (Over -130 / Under +110)
Arena: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
Game Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Analysis

The Los Angeles Kings come to town in one of the marquee games of the night on Friday as they take on the Florida Panthers down in Sunrise.

The Panthers come off back-to-back road losses against the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins respectively over recent games, but have won four of their last five at home, so will no doubt welcome a return to the FLA Live Arena on Friday.

The Los Angeles Kings meanwhile are coming off consecutive wins over their recent road trip, but with those wins coming against the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers, they’ll know they’ll likely need to step it up a gear to come out with another victory on Friday.

This will be the second and final meeting between the two teams this season after Los Angeles took Game One in a 5-4 shootout over the Panthers over on the west coast back in early November.

That’s been pretty much the norm for these two teams across recent meetings as well, with the Kings winning 20 of their last 27 matchups against the Panthers over recent years.

Rebuilding Mode Going Well For Kings

Despite LA’s supposed rebuilding phase over the 2022-23 campaign, the Kings nevertheless find themselves in a playoff spot heading into Friday’s matchup against the Panthers, and have already beaten some excellent teams this season as well, including last year’s champions the Colorado Avalanche as well as this season’s #1 team the Boston Bruins also.

A lot of that success for the Kings this year has come on the defensive end, with Los Angeles ranking top five in opponent shots allowed this season, along with top ten on high-danger chances allowed also.

Panthers Heating Up In January

While it’s taken them a while to get going this season, the Panthers have finally started to hit gear in 2023, converting over 40% of all of their power play opportunities since January 1st, the #1 mark in the league over that stretch.

That follows on from an offense that ranks 2nd in the league this season on offensive xG, but has suffered through a sub-10% conversion percentage this year, something that may be starting to change for the Panthers as we head into the back half of the season.

Florida Panthers vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction

Despite back-to-back losses over recent games, the Florida Panthers return home on Friday on a positive 7-3-2 run overall, and we like them to extend that run here with another victory on home ice against the Los Angeles Kings.

This Kings offense has really struggled to get going this season, posting a sub-10% shot conversion percentage like Florida, but not getting into the same types of dangerous positions as them, ranking 24th in the league overall in high-danger creation rate this year, with Florida ranking #1 in that same category.

Florida should have too much for Los Angeles in this one, especially at home, and we like the Panthers to get the outright win on Friday against the Kings

Prediction: Florida Panthers Moneyline (-150)

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Puck Time | NHL Betting Preview January 27

Join Carmine Bianco, Andrew McInnis and Andy Lang for Friday’s edition of Puck Time as our panel of professional hockey handicappers break down this weekend’s NHL betting card. Join the Puck Time crew every week day at 11am ET / 8am PT as we discuss the NHL betting slate from a variety of handicapping angles.

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success.

Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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