Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Coyotes vs Kings Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Arizona Coyotes taking on the Los Angeles Kings Friday October 9th at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Arizona Coyotes (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Kings (0-1)
Date: Friday October 9th
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -240
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Los Angeles -1.5
NHL Betting Total:5.0
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The Coyotes open their season in California as they get set to take on the Los Angeles Kings Friday night.
Arizona comes in off a poor season that saw them record just 24 wins in 2014.
Los Angeles flopped in their home opener as the San Jose Sharks came in and routed them 5-1.
The puck drops at 10:30 PM EST.
The Coyotes really had nothing to write home about last year. This was one of the worst teams in all of hockey and their record certainly reflected that. With a 24-50-8 record, Arizona finished 7th in the Pacific.
The Coyotes will offer a compliment of young talent that has the potential to cause a lot of havoc if they can gel and get out of the gates early this season.
Max Domi and Anthony Duclair offer the Coyotes a solid duo of young talent that will be making their Arizona debuts come Friday night.
Arizona also added defenseman Nicklas Grossmann who will be a major factor for them. The Coyotes allowed 3.26 goals against last season, that ranked 28th in the league.
Arizona will also have G Mike Smith back, which was one of their major downfalls in last season. Smith finished 14-42-5 with 3.16 goals against, which is something he will seriously have to improve on. Smith will have a much improved defense in front of him.
Things did not go according to plan for the Kings in their opening game as they were routed by the San Jose Sharks 5-1. A sellout crowd was quickly energized after Los Angeles opened the scoring just 2 minutes into the game, but the Kings failed to tally anything else the rest of the way.
Los Angeles had just 20 shots in their opener and turned in just a rather sluggish performance.
An improvement from the new forward line is expected and needs to happen here on Friday night. Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik and Milan Lucic held a minus 6 rating combined and seem to be frustrated all night. Lucic let his frustrations get the best of him as he was ejected in the 3rd period.
The Kings will also look to improve upon their poor penalty performances. On the penalty kill side, the Kings allowed 2 PP goals. With a man advantage, they finished 0 for 6.
Los Angeles went 3-0-1 last season against the Coyotes.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Coyotes are 16-35 in their last 51 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Coyotes are 19-43 in their last 62 road games.
- Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
- Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Kings can put that home opening loss behind them and get back to form here against a team that was just horrible in 2014. Arizona hasn’t done much to improve themselves as they remain extremely young.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick:Los Angeles ML
The juice is worth the lay here. Los Angeles should roll Friday night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 5- Arizona 2
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