Arizona Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings - 4/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6) vs Arizona Coyotes (20-22-5)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -110 / Arizona Coyotes -104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from Staples Center on Saturday night.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to rebound from a 4-1 loss at the hands of Minnesota last time out. Phil Kessel leads the Coyotes in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 16 goals along with 19 assists while Clayton Keller and Jakob Chychrun each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. Conor Garland has 32 points as well with a team-high 22 assists while Nick Schmaltz and Christian Dvorak each have double-digit goals and assists as well on the year. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.6 goals on 26.5 shots with a 19.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals on 30.6 shots against with a 78.7% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Los Angeles Kings will try to rebound from their own loss to Minnesota, by a final score of 4-2 in their last game. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 45 points including 11 goals and a team-high 34 assists while Drew Doughty’s got 32 points with 24 assists this season. Dustin Brown, Alex Iafallo, Adrian Kempe and Andreas Athanasiou each have double-digit goal and assist marks this season with Brown logging 16 goals this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.4 shots with a 21% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals on 31.2 shots with an 84.9% success rate on the PK this season.
Arizona is 1-7 in their last 8 games overall and 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Los Angeles is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 home games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for both sides here, but realistically I can’t see anything here except a low-scoring affair across the board between two teams that aren’t necessarily known for their offensive prowess. I think this could end up being a 3-2 game whichever way you slice it, so give me the under in this spot.