Phoenix at Los Angeles -130 O/U 5
Recommendation: Under 5
Phoenix comes into Los Angeles tonight with the winner clinching a playoff spot in the Western Conference as well as sole possession of fourth place and home ice advantage. This will be your typical playoff style matchup where each team will try to avoid making any defensive mistakes. Los Angeles has been without Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams for the past four and six games respectively. The offensive production has dropped without Kopitar in the lineup – seven goals in four games. The Coyotes on the other end of the ice have had their own troubles with just 2 gpg in their last five contests. Phoenix is 7-1 to the under in its last eight games while Los Angeles is 7-2 to the under in its last nine games. It is important to note that six of those nine Los Angeles games were lined at five goals. The under in this series is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings in Los Angeles. Look for a defensive battle tonight as both teams play defensive-minded hockey.