Hockey Matchup - Los Angeles Kings Phoenix Coyotes Odds Preview
Los Angeles Kings
|6-2-2||October 24, 2013, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center||6-4-0|
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Phoenix on Thursday, with the host Kings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Kings sport a record of 6-4-0 heading into this matchup, while the Coyotes sit at 6-2-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5-1 for the Kings and 6-3-1 for the Coyotes.
View Phoenix Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Coyotes listed earlier today as underdogs of 157 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Kings and the No. 20-ranked Coyotes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -231 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +220 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 20% while the Coyotes defense kills off 82.93% of their penalties.
A few Coyotes at Kings trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Los Angeles is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Phoenix at Edmonton, Saturday, October 26th
Los Angeles at Edmonton, Sunday, October 27th