NHL Free Picks & Predictions: Los Angeles Kings @ Arizona Coyotes
It’s a tussle between a pair of Pacific Division teams in the Valley of the Sun. The Arizona Coyotes will host the Los Angeles Kings at the Gila River Arena.
Both teams won in their last, with the Kings taking a hard-fought 4-3 win over the Knights and a 3-0 win for the Coyotes over the struggling Flames.
Will the Kings make it 4 in four?
- 01Los Angeles Kings (3.20) vs Arizona Coyotes (2.00)
- 02Parlay Pick: Arizona Coyotes to win & over total 5.5 (3.92)
- 03Massachusetts man to get one, Conor Garland anytime scorer (3.75)
Los Angeles Kings (3.20) vs Arizona Coyotes (2.00)
This is going to a battle of attack versus defense, which is what made us choose this as our NHL free pick of the day.
Arizona have an excellent defensive record, it’s so good in fact that they are tied with the Islanders, who are second in the NHL league outright. They have a goals against record of 2.33 per contest.
The visitors are quite different. They sit close to the bottom of the league in goals per game this season. Los Angeles also have a terrible goals allowed per game and sit down at the bottom of the table.
Arizona will have the momentum in this one, playing at home and coming off the back of a shutout win. We see the Coyotes taking the game to the visitors in this one.
Expect a win for Arizona.
You could say things got heated at the end of the second period. pic.twitter.com/cC5GZZ4rE2— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) November 16, 2019
Parlay Pick: Arizona Coyotes to win & over total 5.5 (3.92)
The Coyotes are sitting at 17th in the NHL power rankings, after winning their third in the last 4 games.
Arizona is 21st in the league in goals for, with an average of 2.76 goals per contest. And as we’ve already mentioned, they are joint top for goals against, which makes you think this swings in favour of the homeside.
The Coyotes have been below average in the powerplay this season, converting 15.2% of their chances. They’re 16th in the league in penalty killing by successfully getting 81%.
The Kings are 29th in the league in goals against, which doesn’t bode well for tonights’ game, allowing 3.60 goals per contest this year.
Take the Coyotes to win & over total 5.5.
Massachusetts man to get one, Conor Garland anytime scorer (3.75)
Conor Garland has given the Coyotes the exact type of firepower they needed. They’ve missed someone who can fulfil that role, and it’s caused issues on their roster for some time.
If he continues in this vein of form, he will slowly establish himself as the go-to goalscorer for Arizona. At present, he’s on 9 goals and 3 assists.
It feels like he’s silenced the critics and overcome those who doubted him. Arizona made the right move going for Garland. He was passed on twice, and look at him now.
Given how well Conor has played this season, even carrying his team at times, NHL betting odds are very favourable for this wager. And with the Kings leaky defense, this is worth a flutter.
Expect Conor Garland to find the net, anytime.