Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes - 2/23/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes - 2/23/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (13-33-4) vs Los Angeles Kings (26-17-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +300 / Los Angeles Kings -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings in Wednesday NHL Action

The Los Angeles Kings come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-17-7. Through 50 games, the Kings are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 147 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Los Angeles is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.78 goals per game. So far, the Kings have a strength of schedule rating of 8th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 13th ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Los Angeles Kings with an overall record of 13-33-4. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 50 games, the Coyotes have scored 114 goals, giving them an average of 2.26. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.64 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 3rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Arizona's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 31st in the NHL.

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Through 50 games, the Los Angeles Kings' leading goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. With his 10 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 33. On the season, he is turning 16.5% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Kings have benefited from the strong play of Anze Kopitar, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Los Angeles's 50 games, he has come up with 14 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.3%. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -5 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Jonathan Quick, who is giving up an average of 2.61 goals per game.

Through 50 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller, with 44 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.2%. So far, 15.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Phil Kessel, who has 27 assists to go along with his 6 goals. However, when on the ice, the Coyotes are -10 in scoring differential. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.51 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 45% percent of the time.

In Los Angeles's 50 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-27-0. So far, taking the over when the Kings are playing on the road, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-11-0. On the season, 44.0% of Los Angeles's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Kings. On the other side, in Arizona's 50 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 32-24-0. So far, taking the over when the Coyotes are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-13-0. On the season, 50.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 39.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. Even with the over-under at just 5.5, look for this game to fall below that line.

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