Kings vs Flames Prediction & Best Bet (March 28): Los Angeles’ Offense Can’t Be Contained in Calgary

Devon Platana

Tue Mar 28 2023

Kings vs Flames Prediction & Best Bet (March 28): Los Angeles’ Offense Can’t Be Contained in Calgary cover

The Los Angeles Kings put their three-game winning streak on the line when they visit the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, March 28. It’s the fourth and final Kings vs Flames matchup of the 2022-23 NHL season and after the Kings won the last two clashes, time will tell if they can make it a third straight.

Despite blowing a 5-1 lead, the Kings managed to pick up a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Adrian Kempe and Viktor Arvidsson each scored twice while Phillip Danault ended the night with three assists.

On the flip side, the Flames are coming off a 5-3 win against the San Jose Sharks. Tyler Toffoli scored his 30th and 31st goals of the campaign as Jacob Markstrom turned aside 28 of the 31 shots he faced.

If you’re searching for betting opportunities for tonight’s action, look no further. Betting News has you covered with FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest Kings vs Flames odds, as well as a prediction and the best bets for the game.

Los Angeles Kings vs Calgary Flames Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Los Angeles Kings (43-20-10, 18-11-6 Away) vs. Calgary Flames (33-26-15, 17-15-4 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 9 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Kings vs Flames TV Info: ESPN+

Kings vs Flames Odds

Game odds are via FanDuel as of Tuesday, March 28 at 12:29 p.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.


  • Los Angeles Kings +1.5 (-230)
  • Calgary Flames -1.5 (+188)


  • Over 5.5 Goals (-140)
  • Under 5.5 Goals (+114)


  • Los Angeles Kings +105
  • Calgary Flames -126

Kings vs Flames Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 5-1 straight up in its last six games.
  • Calgary is 2-7 straight up in its last nine home games.
  • The total has hit the over in nine of Los Angeles’ last 11 games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of Calgary’s last seven games.
  • The total has hit the over in six of the last 10 Kings-Flames matchups.

Kings vs Flames Game Preview

A consistent offense has helped the Kings find success over the last few weeks. They’re averaging 4.4 goals over their last 10 games, tallying at least four markers in all but two of those contests. Even more impressive is that they’ve scored 19 goals in their last three games alone.

It’s been the usual suspects filling the back of the net. Kempe leads the way with eight goals over those 10 contests while Arvidsson isn’t too far behind him with six. Meanwhile, Drew Doughty and Carl Grundstrom each have five goals apiece during that span.

Of course, those goals couldn’t be made possible without some impressive playmaking. Danault’s three-assist performance against St. Louis now gives him seven helpers in his last seven outings. Anze Kopitar has done his part, too, tallying seven assists in his previous eight games while Arvidsson and Quinton Byfield each have six in their last 10.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Flames can slow down the red-hot Kings. In order to do so, Markstrom must be better between the pipes. The Calgary netminder has allowed three-plus goals in five of his last six starts, recording a 4.17 goals-against average and .849 save percentage along the way.

For reference, Markstrom surrendered six goals on 26 shots over 40 minutes in an 8-2 loss to the Kings last Monday.

The Flame must also figure out how to shut down the Kings’ power play. Los Angeles is operating at 26.1% on the power play over the last 13 games and has seven PP goals on the last three outings alone. Considering how Calgary has gone seven straight home games without giving up a goal on the man advantage, it’ll be interesting to see which side prevails.

Unfortunately, even if the penalty kill found success at home, the Flames, as a team, have not. They’ve dropped seven of their last nine games at Scotiabank Saddledome, being outscored 29-25 along the way.

It’s going to be tough for the Flames to turn things around when the Kings have been getting great goaltending on top of their strong offensive play. Likely starter Joonas Korpisalo (per Daily Faceoff) is 7-1-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .932 SV% in his last nine starts and has yet to lose in regulation in a Los Angeles jersey.

At the end of the day, it’s clear that there’s a lot working against the Flames.

Kings vs Flames Prediction and Picks

Kings vs Flames Prediction: Kings 5, Flames 3

Kings vs Flames Picks: Kings ML (Best Value: +105 at FanDuel) & Over 5.5 Goals (Best Value: -140 at FanDuel)

The Kings have been the better team for the majority of the season and I expect that to be the case tonight. The Flames have been uninspiring at home lately and Markstrom’s recent struggles will only make it tougher to turn things around. Home crowd support will help keep Calgary in it at times, but Los Angeles’ blazing offense will seal the deal.

It’s also a no-brainer to back the over on the 5.5-goal total. After all, the over is 9-2 in Los Angeles’ last 11 road games, as well as 5-2 in Calgary’s last seven overall. Considering how five of the last eight Kings vs Flames matchups have gone over 5.5 goals, I don’t see any issues surpassing that total north of the border.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.