Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+152) Coyotes (-169)
Gila River Arena is the site where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (7-6-3) will play the Los Angeles Kings (6-6-3) on Saturday. The Kings open this game at +152 while the Coyotes are priced at -169. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Coyotes their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 36 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 28 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.3%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 57.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.8 in this game. Los Angeles garnered 6 penalty mins for this contest. The Kings had an average offensive performance in this win. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 23, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.2%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to win the puck. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 49 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have come away with 7 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 476 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. Los Angeles has attempted 431 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 38 goals while having 32 themselves. Los Angeles has compiled 59 power play chances and they have tallied 14 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 23.73%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 15 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. With regard to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 46 goals (14th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 45.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Calvin Petersen. Opponents have notched 67 goals versus Petersen in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.58. Petersen has been in net for 27 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .924 for his 1,557 minutes in the crease. He has accumulated a mark of 12-11-2 and he started in 25 games. In his professional hockey career, Petersen has compiled 15 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .600. Petersen has had 882 shots taken against him and has recorded 815 total saves.
In their loss to L.A., Arizona had 3 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes netted 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 42.9%. Arizona went home with a 43.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.8% by notching a Fenwick of 23 and the Kings having accrued a 32 Fenwick at even strength.
The Coyotes have racked up 30 goals at even strength and 11 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has taken 437 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the opposition 479 shots. During this campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 41 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .531. They have recorded 59 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.64%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 85.45% on their opponents 55 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%. They have granted a total of 43 goals to be scored by way of 35 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper defending the net. He has gathered 5,861 stops out of the 6,384 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .918. Kuemper has amassed a lifetime record of 101-78-31 and has participated in 228 games. He has been a starter 211 games and has played 12,836 minutes. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 57.3% and he has made 121 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.44 goals per game and he has yielded 523 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-169)
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