Coyotes on the road in Los Angeles
The UNDER has paid out on the NHL totals in three of the last four games between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings as those teams hit the ice together on Monday night.
Phoenix and Los Angeles last met on January 28, with the Coyotes pulling out a 3-0 home victory at -108 on the NHL betting lines for the contest. The Coyotes have managed to win three of their last four games against the Kings.
The Kings sit at 38-24-6 on the season; in comparison, the Coyotes are currently 32-25-11. Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 17-35-16 OU, and Phoenix is 33-32-3 OU.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Coyotes listed earlier today as underdogs of 162 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Kings) and the No. 9 (Coyotes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Phoenix won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flames on March 15. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -223 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 26-ranked offense (2.43 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.84 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 14.94% rate while the Coyotes have a 79.17% rate on the penalty kill.
Phoenix home to Florida, Thursday, March 20th
Los Angeles home to Washington, Thursday, March 20th