|2012 NHL Playoffs: Kings vs. Coyotes Game 5 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:15|
Kings vs. Coyotes Game 5 Free Pick
GLENDALE, AZ (ATS Consultants) – This is the fifth game of the Western Conference final between the LA Kings and Phoenix. The Kings are up 3-1 after losing Game 4, 2-0 at home. The puck drops at 9:05pmET from Phoenix, Arizona.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Kings as -135 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Kings enter play with a 51-29-15 overall record and are 28-50 Under, while the Coyotes are 51-31-15 overall and is 34-49 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Kings opened up as a -140 favorite and moved down to -135 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, 68% 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 the NHL trends, Coyotes are 1-6 Under last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 Under 6 playoff games as an underdog. Kings are 2-5 UNDER L7 in series, 13-35-12 Under last 60 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-18-2 Under last 27 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150 and 16-38-9 Under last 63 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous. Can the LA Kings finish the series on the road? They don’t want to go back home up 3-2 Shane Doan's two-goal performance led Phoenix to its first win of the series. Netminder Mike Smith was sharp in the Game 4 victory and will need to be just as good if the Coyotes plan on returning to L.A. Jonathan Quick should step for the Kings after allowing 2 goals in the last game after allowing one in the previous two.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: COYOTES/KINGS UNDER 4.5