Arizona Coyotes (20-22-5) at Los Angeles Kings (17-21-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -110 / Arizona Coyotes -104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 16 goals, Conor Garland has 22 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 48 goals on 533 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 38 goals on 401 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 16 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Adrian Kempe has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 54 goals on 491 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 65 goals on 809 shots.
The Coyotes are 12-30 in their last 42 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games. The Kings are 6-14 in their last 20 Saturday games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The over is 12-5 in Coyotes last 17 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Kings last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles. The underdog is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
You shouldn't be running to the window to back either of these teams that are piling up the losses and waiting for the season to end. However, the Arizona Coyotes at least have the rest advantage in this spot and the road team has won six of the last seven meetings between these clubs. The Los Angeles Kings are piling up the losses and haven't had any recent success against losing teams. I'd side with the Coyotes and cheap price if forced to bet this contest.