Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 5/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+130) Coyotes (-150)
Gila River Arena is the venue where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (22-25-6) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (20-24-6) on Wednesday. The Kings open this contest at +130 while the Coyotes are priced at -150. The total is set at 5.5.
The Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Coyotes their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings came in at 35 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 56 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 38.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 37.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.2 in this game. Los Angeles accumulated 4 mins in the box in this matchup. The Kings were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 46, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 42.5%. They recorded 21 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to control the puck. They also had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 26 shots they tried.
The Kings have had 1,550 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .905. At even strength, the Kings have surrendered 126 goals while scoring 100 themselves. Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 140 power play opportunities (22nd in the league) and have notched 22 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 46 points and their points percentage is sitting at .460. Los Angeles has taken 1,463 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.0%. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 132 goals (25th in the league) this year and have given up 148. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 159 power play chances and they have added 32 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 20.13%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Calvin Petersen. Petersen has taken the ice for 49 games throughout his NHL career. He has an overall record of 18-22-5 and was named the starter in 44 games. Opponents have scored 129 goals versus Petersen in his career and his goals against average is 2.75. Petersen has had 1,566 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,437 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .918 in his 2,818 mins on the ice. During his career on the ice, Petersen is sitting with 24 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .545.
In their loss to the Kings, Arizona had a PDO of 95 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 62.5%. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.5% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Kings earning a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Coyotes scored 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. Arizona wound up with a 61.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
This season, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 138 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .472. They have permitted 164 goals to be scored by of a combination of 132 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have accumulated 104 goals at even strength and 34 goals (11th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 170 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. Arizona has tried 1,442 shots (29th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.57%, while allowing the other team 1,608 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.12% on their oppositions 161 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper protecting the goal. Kuemper holds a career record of 105-83-32 and has been in goal for 241 games. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.8% and he has accumulated 125 quality starts in his professional career. He has compiled 6,144 saves out of 6,702 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals per game and he has given up 558 goals altogether. He has made the start in 224 games and has played 13,540 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+130)
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