Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and the Los Angeles Kings will face off against Nick Schmaltz, Clayton Keller, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in a Pacific Division showdown. Fox Arizona Plus will showcase the matchup, which gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 18.
Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Los Angeles (+155) is entering this one as the underdog to Arizona (-175) and oddsmakers at PointsBet have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Earning 2.9 units for moneyline bettors, Arizona is 12-9 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked 2nd in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 39-43 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Of the team’s 21 games this season, seven have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 5-4 SU at home thus far.
The Coyotes have converted on just 15.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 17th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.0 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.7 saves per game with a .937 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (nine wins, five losses) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for the Coyotes this year. If the Coyotes choose to rest him, however, Arizona could go with Antti Raanta (3-4-4 record, .912 save percentage, 3.07 goals against average).
In the other locker room, Los Angeles is 8-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 20 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the visiting team, the Kings are 2-8 SU so far.
The Kings have converted on just 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 28th overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jonathan Quick (26.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Los Angeles. Quick owns a 5-8 record, and has registered a .878 save percentage and 3.74 goals against average this year.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Arizona Coyotes Free Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Coyotes
The total has gone under in four of Los Angeles’ last five games.
Five of Los Angeles’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-4 in those games.
Los Angeles skaters recorded 23.3 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes logged 24.7 hits per matchup.