Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-107) Kings (-113)
STAPLES Center is the site where Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6) will play the Arizona Coyotes (20-22-5) on Saturday. The Kings open this matchup at -113 while the Coyotes are coming in at -107. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 loss against the Wild in their last outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 60 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 33 which means they had a Corsi rate of 64.5%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 68.6% and they had a PDO of 81.8 for this one. Arizona tallied 4 penalty mins for this game. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.3%. They earned 27 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to control the puck. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. In the outing, they tallied a score on 1 of the 40 shots they put on net.
Pertaining to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 121 goals (22nd in the league) for the season and have given up 148. For the season, the have a total of 45 points and their points percentage is sitting at .479. Arizona comes into tonight with 153 power play chances and they have tallied 31 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 20.26%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 118 goals while having 90 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona has tried 1,260 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Coyotes have had 1,432 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .897. Arizona Coyotes opponents have tallied 142 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have racked up 30 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has been in goal for 236 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 104-81-31 and he was named the starter in 219 games. Opponents have been able to score 545 goals against Kuemper in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. Kuemper has seen 6,575 shots taken against him and has recorded 6,030 total saves. His save percentage is .917 for his 13,278 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Kuemper has tallied 124 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .566.
The last time they were on the ice, Los Angeles played the Ducks in an outing where the Kings notched a victory by a score of 4-1. Their PDO at even strength was 114 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 31.6%. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.6% by notching a Fenwick of 26 and the Ducks ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. The Kings earned 4 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they took. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 38.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and they put on a good performance in this one.
During this campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 117 goals, 40 points, as well as a points percentage of .465. They have granted a total of 127 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have earned 87 goals at even strength and 30 goals (13th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 143 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 20.98%. Los Angeles has attempted 1,264 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.26%, while allowing their opponents 1,341 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.92% on their opponents 126 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jonathan Quick protecting the goal. He has a tally of 16,250 saves out of 17,803 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .913. Quick is the owner of a career record of 333-249-69 and has been in goal for 663 games. He got the starting nod in 653 games and has accumulated 38,671 minutes. Quick's quality start percentage comes in at 53.9% and he has made 352 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has yielded 1,553 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (-107)
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