Kings big chalk in Game 3 betting
The Phoenix Coyotes will look to finally pay off for NHL bettors in the Western Conference final on Thursday night as they play on the road in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series in Los Angeles.
The Kings increased their lead in the series to 2-0 on Tuesday night with their second consecutive road victory, a 4-0 win in Phoenix. Jeff Carter had a hat trick for Los Angeles that night as the Kings remained perfect on the road in these playoffs.
Los Angeles will face the 42-27-13 Coyotes. In totals betting, the Kings are 23-43-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Coyotes are 30-39-13 favoring the OVER.
The Coyotes were listed as +200 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks including Ladbrokes. The total was set at 4.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at BetOnline.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 10 and the Coyotes at No. 16 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 29-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Coyotes have a 85.5% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -120 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Coyotes at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Sunday, May 20