In their second head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Arizona Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings clash at the Staples Center for a divisional tilt. Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the game, and the opening face-off is at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 3.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds
Earning moneyline bettors 0.1 units, Los Angeles is 27-24 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked second in the Pacific Division so far in this young season, isn’t too far off from to what the team managed during last years regular season (39-43). Of the teams 51 regular season contests, 27 have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just three have pushed. The teams 12-12 SU at home this year.
The Kings have converted on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked second overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.3 percent of all penalties.
The Kings, as a collective unit, have been penalized 4.2 times per game overall this season, and 5.0 per game over their last five home outings. The teams had to stave off opposition power plays for 16.2 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
With a .919 save percentage and 27.5 saves per game, Jonathan Quick (20-20-2) has been the best goalkeeper for the Kings this year. If the Kings, however, choose to give him the night off, head coach John Stevens might go with Darcy Kuemper (7-7-7 record, .939 save percentage, 1.90 goals against average).
Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty will each be focal points for the Kings. Kopitar (53 points) is up to 19 goals and 34 assists and has recorded multiple points in 14 different games this year. Doughty has eight goals and 28 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in 27 games.
On the other side of the rink, Arizona is 12-39 straight up (SU) and has lost 23.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 51 regular season contests, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Coyotes are 6-20 SU.
The Coyotes have converted on just 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 28th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 21st overall and it’s successfully defended 79.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Arizona’s skaters have been whistled for penalties only 3.1 times per game in total this season, and 2.0 per game over their last five on the road. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 5.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (25.8 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Arizona. Raanta owns an 8-20-5 record, while registering a .919 save percentage and 2.56 goals against average this year.
For the visiting Coyotes, the offense will be facilitated by Clayton Keller (14 goals, 22 assists) and Derek Stepan (nine goals, 21 assists).
Arizona Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings Free Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Kings, O/U – Over
- Three of Arizona’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 0-3 in those games and 1-4 overall in shootouts this season.
- The total has gone under in three of Los Angeles’ last five games.
- Over Los Angeles last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
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