NHL Game Preview - Coyotes underdogs vs Kings at Phoenix
Los Angeles Kings vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds
Jobing.com Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Phoenix Coyotes and the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Phoenix battles the Kings, currently with a 20-12-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-14-4 for the Coyotes and 16-12-7 for the Kings.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Kings listed earlier today as favorites of 119 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. 14 (Coyotes) and the No. 5 (Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Kings have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.
The Kings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Sharks on March 30. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Kings at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Phoenix is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Thursday, April 4
Phoenix home to Detroit, Thursday, April 4