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Coyotes face Los Angeles Kings: NHL odds preview and stats

Phoenix CoyotesLos Angeles Kings
Jan 5, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

19-17-4TEAM RECORD19-14-7

The visiting Coyotes hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at STAPLES Center against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings currently sports a record of 19-14-7. The Coyotes are 19-17-4. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 9-23-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Coyotes have gone 16-16-8 against the number.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Phoenix before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-150-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Kings and the No. 16-rated Coyotes in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 13.9% while the Coyotes defense kills off 83.6% of their penalties.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -153 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Avalanche on January 2. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Coyotes at Kings trends to consider:
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Los Angeles' last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles' last 12 games at home
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to NY Islanders, Saturday, January 7
Los Angeles home to Columbus, Saturday, January 7