Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 11/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Bally Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (-143) Coyotes (+115)
The Arizona Coyotes (8-7-2) will compete against the Los Angeles Kings (10-3-3) at Mullett Arena on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Kings at -143 and the Coyotes are at +115. The betting total is set at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-1 win against the Blues in their previous contest . The Kings had a impressive offensive performance in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 31 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. Los Angeles compiled 6 minutes in the box in this outing.
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With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 63 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 42. For the current campaign, they sit with 23 points and their points % is .719. Los Angeles comes into the game with 63 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 20.63%. While playing at even strength, the Kings have conceded 36 goals while earning 50 on offense. Los Angeles has taken 524 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.0%. The Kings have had 446 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 55 power play tries (19th in pro hockey) and have racked up 6 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Cam Talbot. Over the course of his career, Talbot has 232 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .546. His save percentage currently is at .914 during his 25,438 minutes between the pipes. Talbot has had 12,980 shot attempts against him and has recorded 11,864 total saves. The opposition has racked up 1,116 goals against Talbot in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. He has amassed a mark of 227-159-37 and he was named the starter in 425 games. Talbot has taken the ice for 445 contests during his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Arizona played the Jets in an outing where the Coyotes took the defeat by a mark of 5-2. The Coyotes had 2 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
This season, the Arizona Coyotes have 55 goals, 18 points, as well as a points percentage of .529. They have permitted 53 goals to be scored by of a combination of 39 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Coyotes have accumulated 37 goals at even strength and 18 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 61 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 29.51%. Arizona has taken 470 shots (28th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.70%, while allowing the other team 557 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.05% on their opponents 61 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka defending the goal. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime record of 33-62-11 and has been in goal for 112 contests. Vejmelka's quality start rate sits at 44.9% and he has made 48 quality starts in his professional career. He has accrued 3,282 saves out of 3,651 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .899. Teams are averaging 3.51 goals per contest and he has relinquished 369 goals in total. He has started in 107 games and has been on the ice for 6,299 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+115)
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