Arizona Coyotes (19-15-5) at Los Angeles Kings (14-17-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -119 / Arizona Coyotes +108 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 15 goals, Conor Garland has 20 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 33 goals on 379 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 15 goals, Anze Kopitar has 32 assists and Jeff Carter has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 46 goals on 428 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 53 goals on 691 shots.
The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 7-2 in Coyotes last 9 overall. The under is 8-3 in Kings last 11 overall. The Coyotes are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles. The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes are a team I'm always hesitant to back due to their inconsistency over the years, but there's no doubt this two week stretch is some of the best hockey they've played in quite some time. The Los Angeles Kings can't get out of their own way these days and the offense has taken a step back just when the defense shows signs of improving. The Coyotes just comfortably beat the Kings on Monday. We're getting the team in much better form at plus money. I'll gladly back the Coyotes at this price.