Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+135) Coyotes (-162)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (7-6-2) play the Los Angeles Kings (5-6-3) at Gila River Arena on Thursday. The Kings open this matchup at +135 while the Coyotes are coming in at -162. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Kings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 win over the Wild in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 35.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 112.0 in this one. They earned 28 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 22 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.6%. The Corsi for the Kings was 47 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.2%. Los Angeles recorded 6 penalty mins in this outing. They also had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. The Kings had a impressive offensive outing in the victory. For the matchup, they converted 4 out of the 29 shots they put on net.
The Kings have had 454 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. While playing at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 36 goals while having 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 46 power play tries (21st in the league) and have come away with 7 goals in those chances. For the season, they have accumulated 13 points and their points percentage is sitting at .464. Los Angeles has taken 402 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.0%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have racked up 44 goals (13th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 43. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 56 power play opportunities and they have added 14 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.00%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Calvin Petersen. Opponents have notched 67 goals against Petersen in his career and his goals against rate is 2.58. Petersen has played in 27 games during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .924 during his 1,557 mins played. He has compiled an overall record of 12-11-2 and got the start in 25 games. In his professional hockey career, Petersen has 15 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .600. Petersen has had 882 shots taken against him and has gathered 815 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Arizona went up against the Blues in a game where the Coyotes got the win by a final of 1-0. Arizona wound up with a 39.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Blues having a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and their oZS percentage was 40.9%. The Coyotes scored 1 goal of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal.
The Coyotes have earned 28 goals at even strength and 11 goals (16th in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has attempted 415 shots (20th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.40%, while allowing the other team 450 shots. So far this season, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 39 goals, 16 points, as well as a points percentage of .533. They have a total of 56 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.64%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their opponents 52 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have permitted 41 goals to be scored by way of 33 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Darcy Kuemper in net. Teams are averaging 2.45 goals/game and he has yielded 521 goals altogether. Kuemper's quality start rate is 57.1% and he has 120 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 210 games and has played for a total of 12,771 mins. Kuemper has accumulated a lifetime mark of 101-78-30 and has played in 227 games. He has compiled 5,834 stops out of the 6,355 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-162)
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