Coyotes vs. Kings - 1/23/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (29-14-3) at Arizona Coyotes (22-19-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSAZ+
The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads the Kings with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 27 assists and Jeff Carter has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 83 goals on 1,066 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 16 goals on 230 shots. Quick has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 16 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 41 goals on 380 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 Saturday games. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 15-38 in their last 53 Saturday games. The Kings are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona.
The Kings have really turned things around after a slow start to the season, and they've won five of their last six road games. While the home team has owned this series, you have to like the way Los Angeles is playing right now. Give me the Kings.