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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.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 10 and the Coyotes at No. 16 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Sunday, May 20