|2012 NHL Playoffs: Kings vs. Coyotes Game 2 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:15|
Kings vs. Coyotes Game 2 Free Pick
GLENDALE, AZ(ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the Western Conference final between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings won the opening game 4-2 on the road. The puck drops at 9:05pmET from Phoenix.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Kings as -125 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Kings enter play with a 49-28-15 overall record and is 28-47 Under, while the Coyotes are 50-29-15 overall and is 34-46 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened up as a -130 favorite and has moved down to -125 at most books, while the total opened up at 4.5 and has remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 61% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Kings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, Phoenix is 1-5-1 Under last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 5-15-3 Under last 23 Tuesday games, 4-11-3 Under last 18 overall and is 3-7 Under last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. Kings are 3-9-2 Under last 14 games as a road favorite, 13-33-12 Under last 58 games playing on 1 days rest and is 19-40-11 Under last 70 games as a favorite. Phoenix struggled in the opener against a relentless Kings team that peppered netminder Mike Smith with 34 shots over the first two periods. That will change in this game as the Kings make some adjustments to make this a low-scoring affair. Phoenix was thoroughly outplayed in Game 1, surrendering 47 shots. They’ll play a better defensive game in this one, limiting shots and protecting Mike Smith more.
TUESDAY NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: KINGS/COYOTES UNDER 4.5