Arizona Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/29/2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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The Arizona Coyotes head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Coyotes at +214 and the Kings at -240.
Arizona has a record of 26-39-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-19-7-2. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 190 goals and surrendered 242 goals for a point differential of -52. For the year they have an ATS mark of 26-50-0 and an over/under record of 35-40-0. Los Angeles has a record of 42-28-7 including 20-14-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 224 goals and have given up 190 for a goal differential of +34. Their record against the spread is 42-35-0 while their over/under mark is 34-40-0.
Valuable Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 26-50-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 35-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 42-35-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 34-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
03/26/18 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Lower Body is out for season
03/20/18 D Jason Demers Upper Body is out for season
03/11/18 C Laurent Dauphin Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
03/27/18 D Jake Muzzin Upper Body injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Derek Stepan has scored 53 total points this year for the Coyotes. He has 13 goals this season with 198 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 23 goals on 193 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 18 wins and 16 losses this season in goal for the Coyotes. He has 1,256 shots against him and he's surrendered 92 goals. He's made 1,164 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Anze Kopitar has 88 total points this season for the Kings. He has 34 goals this year with 190 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 54 assists on the year and averages 22.1 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 23 goals on 204 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 55 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 31 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,761 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,625 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes have 63 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 190 goals while giving up 242 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 9th respectively. They have had 226 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the league. The Coyotes have given up 208 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.29% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 13th in the league with a total of 91 points this season. They have 47 power play goals on 225 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL. They've given up 252 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 1st overall. As a team, the Kings are 17th with a total of 224 goals scored while they've given up 190 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.37%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Arizona has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've tried 4,453 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,641 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 20th in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.8% as they have 3,254 shots while they've given up 3,553 attempts on defense. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the year. That puts them 21st and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,244 face-off wins as opposed to 2,456 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Arizona has 1,841 hits and they've blocked 1,088 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 23rd in the league.
The Kings are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 2,281 face-off wins compared to 2,307 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,983 hits and they have blocked 1,131 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 4,453 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,536 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 16th as they have 3,338 attempts while they have given up 3,405 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Coyotes/Kings NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Arizona +214
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona +214
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