Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21

Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/20/21 Photo by Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (6-6-3) at Arizona Coyotes (7-6-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes -169 / Los Angeles Kings +152 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.

The Los Angeles Kings look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with eight goals, Anze Kopitar has 15 assists and Jeff Carter has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 24 goals on 216 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 19 goals on 258 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with seven goals, Conor Garland has eight assists and Jakob Chychrun has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 29 goals on 364 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 11 goals on 112 shots.

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The Kings are 16-40 in their last 56 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The over is 12-5-1 in Coyotes last 18 overall. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

You can make a case here for the Los Angeles Kings and the plus money considering they've had the bette week, but I'm looking at the under in this spot. The under has hit in each of the last five meetings between the Kings and Coyotes, and seven of the last eight meetings have produced five or less goals. The Arizona Coyotes are having issues finding consistent offense as of late. Give me the under the total. 

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