ROGERS 10* NHL LATE NIGHT SLAUGHTER HOUSE
Calgary vs. Los Angeles,
04/01/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 7 - 2
Money Line: -140 Calgary
The set-up: Despite wrapping up the division title and the top spot in the Western Conference with a win at San Jose last night, I think the Flames keep the foot on the gas at this point as they look to continue the surge towards the post-season. Calgary has won eight off 11 and held its opponents to three or fewer goals for its ninth straight time last night. David Rittich is expected in net for Calgary and he won his only career start vs. LA, a 1-0 shutout on November 10th. The Kings fate is sealed. They’re going to finish last in the Pacific despite how many games they win to close the year. They can’t even use the motivation to play spoiler here.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but LA is just 5-17 in its last 22 as an underdog, while Calgary is 11-5 in its last 16 as a road favorite and 9-3 in its last 12 road games vs. a team with a sub. 500 home record. I like Calgary to stay focused here and come in as business as usual.