Kings vs. Flyers Free NHL Picks for Week 5

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:21 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 1:21 PM UTC

Our resident NHL betting expert previews tonight’s game between the Kings/Flyers. Join us in reading this insightful article that includes a rare money line 1st period wager free pick.

Kings in the City of Brotherly Love
The Flyers will entertain the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The opening puck drop is slated for 7:05 PM ET. According to the NHL odds at the major sportsbooks, the Kings are a -130 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.0. These clubs split their 2-meetings last season with the visiting team winning each game.


All is well in Hollywood
The Los Angeles Kings are off and running again this season by going 6-2 in their first 8-games, and enter tonight riding a 6-game winning streak. However, it must be noted that 7 of those 8-games were played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles which includes each of their last 6. Jonathan Quick will be in goal today for the Kings, and all he’s done is compile an excellent .953 save percentage in his 7-starts. The Kings have outscored their opponents 9-3 in the first period of games this season, and have allowed just 2-goals in the 3rd period all year.


Huge Test for the Flyers
The Flyers enter tonight having won their last 2-games, and tonight’s game versus the defending Stanley Cup champions can be used a measuring stick for how far they’ve progressed. Ray Emery is scheduled to be in goal tonight, and he’s been solid in 3-starts with a .914 save percentage. Philadelphia has seen only 2 of their first 8-games go over the total. They’ve been outscored 10-6 in the first periods of their games this season. The Flyers have converted on 8 of their 31 power play chances this season for a superb 25.8% conversion rate.


Final Analysis
I’m going to go in a different direction regarding my NHL picks for this game. I’ve already illustrated above how each of these teams have performed in the opening periods of games this season. I’m leaning on a money line first period wager in this game.

Free NHL Pick: Kings over the Flyers in a 1st period wager at Bet365

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