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Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings 12/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Kings (18-12-5) vs. Arizona Coyotes (10-16-5)
December 23, 2022 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +146 / Los Angeles Kings -182; Over/Under: +6
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The Los Angeles Kings and the Arizona Coyotes meet in NHL action from the Mullett Arena on Friday night.

The Los Angeles Kings come into this one off of a hard-fought game against the Calgary Flames last time out. Heading into Thursday’s game, Kevin Fiala has a team-high 35 points with a team-high 25 assists, while Gabe Vilardi has 20 points with a team-high 13 goals and Anze Kopitar also has 29 points with 19 assists. Viktor Arvidsson also has 23 points as well this season. Jonathan Quick has gone 8-8-3 with a 3.55 GAA and an .882 save percentage while Pheonix Copley is 5-1 with a 2.43 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Arizona Coyotes will try to snap a three-game losing skid after a 5-2 loss to Vegas in their last game. Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 30 points including 12 goals and a team-high 18 assists while Shayne Gostisbehere has 23 points with 8 goals and 15 assists. JJ Moser has 15 points with 12 assists while Matias Maccelli has 22 points with 19 assists and Lawson Crouse has a team-high 13 goals on the year. Karel Vejmelka has gone 9-9-4 with a 3.19 GAA and a .908 save percentage while Connor Ingram has gone 1-7-1 with a 4.39 GAA and an .875 save percentage between the pipes for Arizona this season.

Los Angeles is 1-5 in their last 6 games played on no rest and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Arizona is 15-38 in their last 53 home games and 19-53 in their last 72 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, as the Kings have struggled on the second half of the back-to-back. However, L.A. has flat out owned Arizona in this head-to-head, and I just feel like the Kings are in the better spot both in this game and for the long term. I just want no part of the Coyotes right now. Give me the Kings by default here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Los Angeles -182

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