No.8 Los Angeles Kings vs. No.3 Phoenix Coyotes
Money Line: Los Angeles -130 @ Phoenix +110
Over/Under Line: 4.5
The Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes are set to square-off this Tuesday night at the Jobing.com Arena in Game 2 their best-of-seven Western Conference Finals matchup with the Kings holding the 1-0 edge. The game is scheduled to get underway at 9 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
Los Angeles has been unbeatable on the road in this Stanley Cup Playoffs with a perfect 6-0 record after Sunday’s 4-2 win in Game 1 as a 111 road favorite. The Kings took control of their previous two series against Vancouver and St. Louis by grabbing the first two games on the road and are in prime position to do the same on Tuesday night.
Jonathan Quick turned in another stellar performance between the pipes on Sunday night with 25 saves on 27 shots but it was Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar combining for a pair of goals that helped seal the win. These two have been unstoppable the entire postseason with a combined 11 goals and 13 assists in just 10 games.
Phoenix is going to have to find a way to match the Kings’ intensity if it is going to have any chance to compete in this game. The Coyotes were outshot 48 to 27, out-hit on the boards, and outplayed on both ends of the ice in Game 1.
The only reason the score was so close was the play of Mike Smith between the pipes. Mikkel Boedker, who is the team’s second-highest scorer next to Antoine Vermette, tied the game at two late in the second period, but that was as close as it got. Phoenix is now 4-3 at home in the playoffs with the total going ‘over’ in four of the games.
The Kings are 4-1 in their last five games as favorites on the road and 4-0 in their last four playoff games as favorites. The total has gone ‘over’ in nine of their last 14 games as road favorites.
The Coyotes are 6-2 in their last eight games as underdogs but just 7-15 in their last 22 games as underdogs at home. The total has gone ‘over’ in their last four games as home underdogs.
Los Angeles is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall, but 10-24-2 in their last 36 road games against Phoenix. The total has now gone ‘over’ in five of the last seven meetings there.
The Kings continue to roll through these playoffs with no signs of letting up. Look for Phoenix to put up a much tougher fight this time around but the results will be pretty much the same.
Los Angeles 3 Phoenix 2