Gila River Arena plays host to a divisional matchup as the Arizona Coyotes take the ice against the visiting Los Angeles Kings. The opening face-off takes place at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, and you can view the game live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Los Angeles is 12-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. 11 of its outings have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and just two have pushed. This 2017-18 Kings team is 6-3 SU on the road.
Los Angeles has converted on 18.7 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked third overall, and the teams successfully killed off 89.3 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, Los Angeles has been penalized 4.1 times per game this season, and 3.4 per game over its past five outings. The teams had to defend opponent power plays just 7.4 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Averaging 29.2 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Jonathan Quick (9-9-1) has been the top option in goal for Los Angeles this year. If head coach John Stevens chooses to rest him, however, Los Angeles may turn to Darcy Kuemper (3-3-1), who has a .943 save percentage and 1.62 goals against average this year.
Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown will both lead the way for the visiting Kings. Kopitar (24 points) has tallied nine goals and 15 assists, and has recorded two or more points six times. Brown has eight goals and 11 assists to his name (and has notched a point in 12 games).
Arizona is 5-19 straight up (SU) and has already lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 12 of its contests have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 1-8 SU at home this season.
Arizona has converted on just 17.1 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.8 percent of all penalties.
Arizona players have been penalized only 3.3 times per game in total this season, and 2.4 per game over their last five at home. The teams had to defend opponent power plays 8.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (23.8 saves per game) has been the top netminder in goal for Arizona. Raanta has four wins, nine losses, and two OT losses to his name and has maintained a mediocre 2.84 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
Clayton Keller (11 goals, nine assists) will lead the attack for the Coyotes.
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over
- The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
- Over Arizona’s last ten outings, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
- This game features two of the more physical defenses in the league. Los Angeles skaters have accounted for the league’s sixth-most hits per game (24.7) while the Coyotes have recorded the sixth-most (24.8).