Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (18-23-6) go to Gila River Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (21-24-5).
The Kings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat against the Ducks in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.6% and their PDO was 85.0 for this game. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.2%. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 40 and the Corsi against was 40 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 50.0%. Los Angeles had 10 penalty mins in this contest. They also had 5 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. The Kings didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have earned 133 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have scored 21 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 1,449 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .904. Los Angeles has taken 1,387 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. While playing at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 118 goals while scoring 94 as an offensive unit. Los Angeles comes into tonight with 155 power play chances and they have added 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.00%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 42 points and their points percentage is sitting at .447. With regard to scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 125 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 139.
The player in the crease for this game is Calvin Petersen. In his career, Petersen has accounted for 24 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .545. His save percentage currently is at .919 for his 2,738 minutes on the ice. Petersen has had 1,518 shots against him and has amassed 1,395 total saves. The opposition has notched 123 goals against Petersen in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. He has earned a mark of 18-21-5 and he was named the starter in 44 games. Petersen has taken the ice for 47 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Arizona faced the Sharks in an outing where the Coyotes took the defeat by a tally of 4-2. They had 4 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes notched 2 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 93 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 79.2%. Arizona went home with a 53.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks having earned a 31 Fenwick.
Arizona has taken 1,355 shots (29th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the opposition 1,523 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.26% on their opponents 152 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%. They have recorded 162 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 19.75%. The Coyotes have racked up 99 goals at even strength and 32 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 158 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes are sitting with 131 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .470.
Across the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in net. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals/game and he has given up 552 goals altogether. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 55.9% and he has earned 124 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 222 games and has played 13,419 minutes. Kuemper is sitting with a career record of 105-82-31 and has been in net for 239 contests. He has gathered 6,090 stops out of 6,642 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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