Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks 11/18/2019
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+153) Coyotes (-170)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (12-7-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (8-11-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Gila River Arena on Monday, November 18, 2019. The Kings open this contest at +153 while the Coyotes are priced at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Kings are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 8-12 SU. The Coyotes are covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 11 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 53 goals which ranks them 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -19, which puts them at 30th in the NHL. The Kings currently have a total of 17 pts, which ranks them 30th in the NHL and 14th in the West. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 697 which ranks them 3rd in the West and 5th in the NHL. As a team, Los Angeles has compiled a total of 307 hits which means they have an average of 15.4 per contest. They currently have a total of 208 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has totaled 770 minutes defending the goal for the year. Quick is conceding an average of 3.74 goals per game which places him at 23rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 45th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he's surrendered 48 goals. He has a save percentage of .878 which places him at 24th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Kings had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. In this game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 25 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those opportunities. Los Angeles earned a total of 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 30 and the Corsi against at even strength was 41 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 42.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 and the Fenwick against was 32, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 40.7%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 32.1% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights earned 31 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 12 victories and 7 losses. When looking at goal differential, they sit 4th in the West and 10th in the league with +9. They have earned a total of 58 goals for the year which ranks 9th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save % as a team of .926 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.0% which puts them at 10th in the Western Conference. In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good year by allowing only 1.85 goals per game and that has him 1st among Western Conference goaltenders and 1st among goalies in the NHL. In the 843 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 26 goals. He has a save percentage of .937, which has him ranked 1st among Western Conference goaltenders and 2nd among goalies in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes opposed the Calgary Flames in a game where the Coyotes ended up with the win by a tally of 3 - 0. For this matchup, Arizona went home with a 38.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 30 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 42.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Flames earning a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 117.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 33.5%. The Coyotes netted 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Flames had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Arizona gave up 37 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with a total of 16 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+153)
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