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Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes 12/1/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arizona Coyotes (7-10-3) vs. Los Angeles Kings (12-9-4)
December 1, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -227 / Arizona Coyotes +180; Over/Under: +6
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The Arizona Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings meet in NHL action from the Crypto.com Arena on Thursday night.

The Arizona Coyotes will look to rebound from a 4-3 loss to Minnesota last time out. Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 21 points including 7 goals and a team-high 14 assists while Shayne Gostisbehere has 14 points with 4 goals and 10 assists. JJ Moser has 13 points with 10 assists while Matias Maccelli has 13 points with 12 assists and Lawson Crouse has a team-high 10 goals on the year. Karel Vejmelka has gone 6-5-2 with a 2.97 GAA and a .916 save percentage while Connor Ingram has gone 1-5-1 with a 4.02 GAA and an .882 save percentage between the pipes for Arizona this season.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to rebound from a 9-8 OT loss to Seattle last time out. Kevin Fiala has a team-high 26 points with a team-high 19 assists, while Gabe Vilardi has 18 points with a team-high 13 goals and Anze Kopitar also has 19 points with 14 assists. Phillip Danault and Viktor Arvidsson each have 18 points as well this season. Jonathan Quick has gone 7-6-2 with a 3.30 GAA and an .890 save percentage this season.

Arizona is 37-82 in their last 119 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 road games while the over is 11-2-1 in their last 14 games against the Western Conference. Los Angeles is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m going with the Coyotes here. The Coyotes have also had a lot of success on the road against the Kings in recent meetings and the Kings just haven’t been providing the same value that they were last season. I’ll take my shot at the Coyotes and the plus money here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Arizona +180

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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