Kings vs. Coyotes Game 5 Free Pick

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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.

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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 has been providing winning sports picks since 1992. Want more from ATS Consultants? Click Free Picks to get daily winners delivered directly to your inbox with no obligation!

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