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NHL betting line favors Kings over Coyotes

Phoenix CoyotesLos Angeles Kings
Dec 26, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

18-14-3TEAM RECORD16-14-5

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Phoenix on Monday, with the host Kings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Kings sport records of 16-14-5 heading into this matchup, while the Coyotes sit at 18-14-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-20-7 for the Kings and 14-14-7 for the Coyotes.

View Phoenix vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Kings as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 15 and the Coyotes at No. 16 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 30-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 15.4% rate while the Coyotes have a 82.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Kings were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Coyotes at Kings trends to consider:
Phoenix is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles' last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Los Angeles is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to Boston, Wednesday, December 28
Los Angeles at Chicago, Wednesday, December 28