Coyotes vs. Kings - 2/2/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (30-16-3) at Arizona Coyotes (24-20-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +120 / Los Angeles Kings -143 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSAZ
The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 22 goals, Anze Kopitar has 29 assists and Jeff Carter has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 90 goals on 1,109 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 18 goals on 262 shots. Quick has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 17 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and killing 76.6 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 392 shots. Lindback has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Kings are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona.
The Kings haven't had much recent success playing in Arizona, and the Coyotes have been solid against Western teams. While the Kings are in better form, the Coyotes are at home and I'm sure the break gave them a chance to relax a bit and come out fresh after a losing stretch. I like the value of the plus money here.