Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 1/30/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:30 PM (Gila River Arena)

ARZ -175, O/U 5.5

The Los Angeles Kings travel to Glendale, AZ on Thursday for a game against the Coyotes but first must play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.  In their last game, the Kings were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 4-1.  The Kings received their lone goal in the game from Dustin Brown at 5:06 of the 3rd period on a goal that was score unassisted.  Jack Campbell took the loss in net for the Kings as he allowed 4 goals on 26 of the Flyers’ shots on the night. 

After the loss against Philadelphia, Los Angeles is now 18-27-5 on the season and are currently in 8th place in the Pacific Division.  Anze Kopitar has been the leader offensively for the Kings all season as he leads the team in points with 43.  Kopitar also leads Los Angeles in goals with 17, with 5 coming on the power play and in assists with 26.  Goalie Jonathan Quick has a record of 11-17-3 with a goals against average of 3.01.  The Kings other goalie is Jack Campbell who has a record of 7-10-2 with a goals against average of 2.89.  Los Angeles comes into Wednesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Drew Doughty and Derek Forbort are both listed as day to day.

The Arizona Coyotes welcome the Los Angeles Kings to town on Thursday after losing their last game by the score of 7-3 against the Edmonton Oilers.  The Coyotes received goals in the game from Taylor Hall and Christian Dvorak but were never very competitive as their goals didn’t come until they were already down 5-0.  Both of Arizona’s goalies saw action in the game as Antti Raanta allowed 6 goals on 18 shots, while Adin Hill made saves on all 8 shots that he saw in the game. 

With the loss against Edmonton, the Coyotes are now 26-20-5 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Pacific Division.  Nick Schmaltz leads the Coyotes in points with 35 and in assists with 28 on the season.  The Arizona leader in goals is Conor Garland who has recorded 16 goals on the season, including 3 on the power play.  Goalie Adin Hill has a record of 2-2-1 with a goals against average of 2.40.  Goalie Antti Raanta is 9-10-2 on the year with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.94.  The Coyotes enter Thursday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Darcy Kuemper is out, Barrett Hayton is day to day and Brad Richardson is on injured reserve.

The Los Angeles Kings have scored 2.50 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.12 goals per game. The Arizona Coyotes have scored an average of 2.76 goals per game this season while allowing 2.65 goals per game.  As of Wednesday, the Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 games and have lost 4 games in a row while the Coyotes are also 1-4 in their last 5 games and have lost 2 games in a row.  The Coyotes have won both meetings with the Kings this season, winning 3-0 in Arizona and 3-2 in Los Angeles.  Arizona has won 2 of their last 3 meetings against Los Angeles by the average score of 2.33-1.67.  Los Angeles is 7-17-4 when playing on the road this season while Arizona is 12-10-2 at home.  I look for the Coyotes to come away with the win in this one.  Arizona wins 3-2.  

Travis’s Pick Arizona Coyotes -175(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.