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Kings vs. Coyotes - 3/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes (21-40-8) at Los Angeles Kings (33-22-13)
Date & Time Monday March 16, 2015, 10:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -325 / Arizona Coyotes +284 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSWHD
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NHL | Arizona Coyotes (21-40-8) at Los Angeles Kings (33-22-13)
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The Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings play Monday night at the STAPLES Center.

The Arizona Coyotes look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Coyotes are averaging two goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have one power play goal in their last seven games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 17 goals, Shane Doan has 18 assists and Sam Gagner has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Louis Domingue has allowed six goals on 85 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 158 goals on 1,550 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning four of their last six. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have three power play goals in their last three games and have won 11 straight when scoring at least three goals. Jeff Carter leads the Kings with 24 goals, Tyler Toffoli has 21 assists and Justin Williams has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Martin Jones has allowed 25 goals on 276 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 133 goals on 1,550 shots.

The Coyotes are 17-38 in their last 55 road games and 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and the home team is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.

The Coyotes have been tough to back all season long and should have a hard time hanging with a hot Kings squad. Take Los Angeles and the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Kings -1.5

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