Kings at Coyotes 3/13/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Kings vs. Arizona Coyotes
NHL: 10:00 PM EST
Mar. 13, 2018
TV: FSWHD, FSAZ+
Latest Odds : LA -215 O/U 5.5
The Los Angeles Kings (37-26-5, 9th West) will travel to the desert southwest to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (22-35-11, 16th West) in a Western Conference NHL showdown Tuesday night. The Kings are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. The Kings lost Saturday to St. Louis and play Monday night against Vancouver making Tuesday’s tilt the second half of a back-to-back and the third of a 3-in-4. The loss to the Kings was 7-2 to at home. Arizona is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games played.
The Coyotes were victorious 1-0 over Vancouver in their most recent outing on Sunday. Darcy Kuemper earned a shutout for the Coyotes and he will be in net on Tuesday against his former teammates the Kings.
Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles in goals scored with 27, in assists with 47 and in points with 74. Tyler Toffoli is the second leading goal scorer for the Kings with 21. Jonathan Quick is 26-25-2 in 53 appearances in net for the Kings with a goals against of 2.49 and a save percentage of .920. On the season, Los Angeles is 15th in goals scored per game at 2.9, 3rd in goals against at 2.5, 15th in power play percentage at 20.4, and 2nd in penalty kill percentage at 83.8.
Rookie sensation Clayton Keller is the scoring leader for Arizona across the board leading the team in goals with 18, in assists with 31 and in points with 49. Newly acquired Darcy Kuemper is 5-9-4 with a goals against of 3.45 and a save percentage of .906. On the season, Arizona is 30th in goals scored per game at 2.4, 26th in goals against per game at 3.1, 25th in power play percentage at 17.0, and 19th in penalty kill percentage at 79.8.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles is 5-1 in its last 6 games versus teams from the Pacific division
The UNDER has cashed in 16 of the last 27 Kings games on zero days rest
Arizona is 4-1 in its last 5 home games
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the last 5 Coyotes home games
Free Betting Pick: LA Kings -1.5 (-140)
The visiting team (Kings) is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The Kings are 5-2 in their last 7 meetings in Arizona. Final Score and Prediction, Los Angeles Kings win and cover the puck line as well 3-1.