Kings vs. Coyotes Thursday Prediction
The Coyotes will play the second game of a back-to-back on Thursday night when they host the Kings at 9:30 p.m. ET. With the total set at 5.5, what is the play for bettors?
017 Los Angeles Kings (+160) at 018 Arizona Coyotes (-180); o/u 5.5
9:30 p.m. ET, January 30, 2020
According to our NHL Public Betting Chart page, 89% of betting tickets are on the Coyotes to win tonight on the moneyline.
Kings Fantasy Spin
Jonathan Quick came up with 20 saves on 23 shots during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Quick made some impressive saves in the early goings, but Tampa found its game in the second period, and Steven Stamkos turned in a three-point performance. Quick has allowed three goals or less in six consecutive starts, but he doesn't need to be owned in fantasy circles. The combination of the 34-year-old's own decline and a weak supporting cast has sapped his fantasy value all season, and that seems unlikely to change at this point.
Coyotes Fantasy Spin
Antti Raanta surrendered four goals on 32 shots during a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. Raanta has had something of an up-and-down season, and he's on a bit of a cold streak, having given up 13 goals in his last three games. The 30-year-old has played well enough to keep the ship from sinking during Darcy Kuemper's absence, but he'll undoubtedly be relegated to a backup role whenever Kuemper makes his return. For fantasy purposes, Raanta is a decent spot starter in the right matchup.
The Kings are 1-4 in their last five games in Arizona and are 4-9 in their last 13 games versus the Coyotes overall.
The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
The under is 5-1 in the last six games between these two teams and is 9-41 in the Kings’ last 14 games when they’re listed as an underdog. The under is also 6-1 in the Kings’ last seven Western Conference matchups and is 17-8 in the Coyotes’ last 25 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. The under is also 23-11-1 in Arizona’s last 35 games after scoring two goals or less in its previous contest.
THURSDAY NHL BETTING PREDICTION: KINGS/COYOTES UNDER 5.5