Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 3/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (38-26-5) at Arizona Coyotes (22-35-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -110 / Los Angeles Kings -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSAZ+
The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 27 goals, Drew Doughty has 36 assists and Dustin Brown has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 125 goals on 1,570 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed four goals on 56 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 18 goals, Derek Stepan has 31 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 63 goals on 587 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 86 goals on 1,130 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific and 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 15-44 in their last 59 Tuesday games and 22-47 in their last 69 overall. The Kings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes are playing their best hockey of the season right now and are a young team that's playing with great confidence. They have a shot here as well with the Los Angeles Kings playing on the end of a back to back. However, the Kings have figured things out the last few weeks and are a team that's still fighting for a playoff spot. Two teams playing well, give me the team still playing for something. I'm backing the Kings on the road.