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Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings - 4/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Gila River Arena
9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305, USA
The Line
Arizona Coyotes -213; O/U: 5
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Kings play out the string of their regular season as they take to the road to face off against the Arizona Coyotes who are fighting for their playoff lives.

The Kings have had a miserable season and things don’t get any easier for them as they play the second leg of a back to back after a meeting in Calgary last night and now they head to the desert to face off against a Coyotes side desperate for a victory. The Kings have the worst record in the Western Conference and second to worst overall sitting just above the lowly Ottawa Senators so there is a very good chance they will land a fortuitous draft pick in the offseason and get back on track to turning their franchise around. The Kings are 4-9 in their last 13 games in the back end of a double header and a woeful 2-9 in their last 11 road games while the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 show downs between the Kings and Coyotes.

The Coyotes meanwhile head into Tuesday’s game just a single point back of the Colorado Avalanche for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference and they can gain some significant ground in a very winnable game here against the Kings. Arizona came out of nowhere through the second half of the season and are looking like a team that could go on a decent run if they can get in as they have been playing at a high level for over a month. Arizona is 10-2 in their last 12 home games and are 6-2 in their last 8 games against Pacific division foes which puts them in a good spot here as a heavy favorite against the Kings.

The Kings are 6-18 in their last 24 games and 5-17 in their last 22 games as a dog while the Coyotes are 8-3 in their last 11 as a favorite and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. Look for this to be pretty simple as the Coyotes need a win and they get it done without much trouble.

Pick:
Arizona Coyotes -1.5
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