Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/30/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (18-28-5) at Arizona Coyotes (26-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -175 / Los Angeles Kings +158 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes meet Thursday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 17 goals, Drew Doughty has 21 assists and Dustin Brown has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 93 goals on 894 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 55 goals on 544 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed four goals in four straight games.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 16 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 28 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 55 goals on 772 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 57 goals on 650 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in seven straight games.
The Kings are 20-48 in their last 68 games as an underdog, 21-52 in their last 73 road games and 16-41 in their last 57 games as a road underdog. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Kings last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 home games. The Kings are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings are just a complete mess right now, and now they go on the road where they play even worse. Don't expect things to change much on the end of a back to back. The Arizona Coyotes have struggles of their own, but they've shown far more signs of life despite their losses, and they're a team we've backed here and there throughout the season and they've done well for us. The Kings are who they are, while the Coyotes have talent and the potential to turn things around. The price isn't great, but this is a game the Coyotes should win without much trouble.