Los Angeles Kings vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/23/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (13-8-2) at Los Angeles Kings (9-12-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +101 / Arizona Coyotes -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 10 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 14 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 29 goals on 447 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 22 goals on 281 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in their last five games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with eight goals, Drew Doughty has 11 assists and Dustin Brown has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 49 goals on 420 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 25 goals on 220 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in each of their last nine games.
The Coyotes are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 5-12 in their last 17 games as a road favorite and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The under is 11-4-1 in Coyotes last 16 road games. The under is 6-1-1 in Kings last 8 overall. The home team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won seven of the last nine meetings between the Coyotes and Kings. Neither of these teams have been able to string wins together, but the Los Angeles Kings have shown more improvement as of late and getting them as a home dog seems like a sweet price to turn down. The Arizona Coyotes haven't had a whole lot of success as a road favorite and it feels like every time I'm ready to jump on the bandwagon, they go on a cold streak. I'll take my chances with the Kings at home and the slight underdog price.