Less than a month is left on the regular season and Phoenix is in no position to squander points at home, especially against a divisional rival. LA Kings has lost three out of four games in the series, but lost the most recent game in Arizona by five goals to two.
Match: Phoenix vs LA Kings
Bet: Phoenix Moneyline
Odds: Unibet 2.05
Following a lengthy streak of inconclusive results, the Coyotes scored seven goals over the Predators last week in what was their best offensive effort in more than six seasons. Unfortunately for Phoenix they have hit rock bottom and they need to win most of the remaining games to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The main goalkeeper is injured but Jason LaBarbera is an excellent replacement as he had played for the Kings for more than three seasons and know the team inside out.
Speaking of goalkeepers, the visitors are also switching between veteran Jonathan Quick and in-form reserve Jonathan Bernier, but it looks like the former will start tonight. The Kings have suffered consecutive defeats at Clippers Stadium, but recovered most of the points in the next three games played away from home. They have a good percentage in the games played in Phoenix, although their recent inability of killing power-play opportunities can cost him a victory tonight.
Phoenix lost four of the last five games but each time the opponents prevailed by a single goal and twice they needed overtime. Bookmakers favor the visitors and the odds are high enough to make it worth backing the Coyotes to prevail in a match including overtime and shootouts. Unibet credits them with odds of 2.05 for a Moneyline win and there is enough value in these odds to make the bet were taking.