Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 10/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Bally Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-143) Coyotes (+115)
The Arizona Coyotes (3-3-0) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Kings (3-2-1) at Mullett Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles at -143 while Arizona is priced at +115. The total is set at 6.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win over the Coyotes in their previous contest . Los Angeles garnered 8 mins in the box in this game. The Kings had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. In addition, they had 4 attempts on the power play and netted 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 6 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have totaled 23 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have a total of 3 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 167 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .874. Los Angeles has attempted 184 shots and holds a shot percentage of 14.7%. At even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 18 goals while scoring 22 themselves. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 27 power play chances and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 18.52%. For the season, they have recorded 7 points and their points % is .583. With regard to their scoring, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 27 goals (4th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 21.
The player in the crease for this game is Cam Talbot. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot is sitting with 226 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .542. His save percentage is at .913 for his 24,904 mins between the pipes. Talbot has seen 12,727 shots against him and has recorded 11,625 saves. Opponents have tallied 1,102 goals against Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.65. He has earned a mark of 220-158-36 and he has started in 417 games. Talbot has been involved in 436 games during his hockey career.
In their last game, Arizona opposed the Kings in an outing where the Coyotes took the defeat by a mark of 6-3. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and notched 1 out of those chances. The Coyotes scored 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried.
So far this season, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 15 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 15 goals to be scored by way of 9 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes are sitting with 7 goals at even strength and 8 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 28 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 28.57%. Arizona has taken 170 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.82%, while allowing the other team 185 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 70.00% on the other teams 20 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka defending the goal. Vejmelka has compiled a lifetime mark of 33-58-9 and has played in 106 games. Vejmelka's rate of quality starts sits at 46.5% and he has qualified for 47 quality starts in his career. He is sitting with 3,115 stops out of 3,460 shots taken, giving him a save % of .900. His opposition is averaging 3.48 goals per contest and he has yielded 345 goals altogether. He has started in 101 games and his ice time sits at 5,941 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-143)
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