Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/23/2019
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-111) Kings (+101)
Staples Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (9-12-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) will play the Arizona Coyotes (13-8-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Saturday. The Kings open this game at +101 while the Coyotes are priced at -111. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Coyotes are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 10-10 SU. Los Angeles covers 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 13 wins and 8 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 62 goals which puts them at 12th in the West and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is +10, ranking them 9th in the league. The Coyotes have a total of 28 points, which puts them at 9th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 703 which puts them at 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Arizona has compiled a total of 323 hits which means they have an average of 14 per contest. They have a total of 257 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played 903 mins defending the goal for the campaign. Kuemper is giving up 1.93 goals per contest which has him ranking 1st among West goaltenders and 1st in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he's given up 29 goals. He holds a save percentage of .935 which has him ranking 1st among West goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last game. The Coyotes offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In this outing, they converted 1 out of the 31 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Arizona ended up with 0 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 61 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.8%. Their Fenwick was 29 while the Fenwick against was 44, which means they earned a rate of 39.7%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 97.4 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs racked up a total of 33 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they tallied 0 power play opportunities.
The Kings will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 9 victories and 12 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL with -18. They currently have a total of 58 goals for the year which has them ranked at 15th in the conference. Los Angeles has a team save % of .882 which currently has them sitting 29th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.7% which puts them at 14th in the West. In goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.54 goals against average and that places him 25th in the West and 48th in the NHL among goalies. In the 830 mins he has played this season, he has given up 49 goals. He holds a save percentage of .883, which places him at 25th in the West and 50th in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings went up against the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup where the Kings notched a victory by a mark of 5 - 1. In their game, Los Angeles went home with a 46.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 29 and their opponent having a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate was 43.5% with a Fenwick of 20 and the Oilers having a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 119.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Kings netted 5 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play chances in this game and were able to net 1 out of those tries. As for their opponent, the Oilers had 2 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Los Angeles allowed 26 shots on goal and the Oilers had 22 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-111)
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