Betting on today’s Coyotes and Panthers game? Catch the action at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Panthers as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6 goals.
ARIZONA COYOTES VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5
This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:
- Looking at our projections, the Panthers are expected to take down the Coyotes by a score of 4-2.
- Take the Panthers on the moneyline
- The Panthers should also cover at -1.5
Does Arizona Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?
Heading into this game, the Coyotes sit in 9th place in the Western Conference with a record of 23-19-3. In the Central Division, Arizona is in 5th place. In their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6.
On the road this season, Arizona has gone 8-10-3, and as the underdog, they have a record of 13-18-2. In their last three games, the Coyotes have gone 2-1, and they have a two-game winning streak as the underdog.
Arizona comes into the game with a puck line record of 25-20 and has gone 5-0 vs. the puck line in their last five games. So far, they have 12 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by one goal.
As the underdog, the Coyotes are 20-13 vs. the puck line, including going 4-1 vs. the puck line in their last five road games. Overall, their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game, and their average scoring differential on the road is -.1 goals per game.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Arizona is 6. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 23-19-3.
Arizona has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 32nd in the league. This season, the Coyotes are 10-3 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-14 record.
Arizona’s current leading scorer is Clayton Keller. This season, he has 19 goals, which puts him 38th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 23 assists this season.
Florida defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Connor Ingram has started 28 games this season. His current record stands at 17-9, and his save percentage is 0.903%.
Can Florida Lock in a Home Win?
At home this season, the Panthers have gone 13-7-2, and they have been favored in 36 of their 46 games, going 23-11-2 in those contests. In their last ten games, Florida is 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. Overall, the Panthers are 28-14-4 and sit in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
Over their last five games, Florida has gone just 1-4, and they have dropped two of their last three games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Panthers have gone 13-6 this season. On the year, Florida has scored 154 goals and given up 135.
Florida enters this game with a puck line record of 22-24 this year and their average scoring margin sits at +.5 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have won 18 games by more than one goal and have lost 12 games by multiple goals.
At home, the Panthers have gone just 7-15 against the puck line and their average scoring margin is currently at +.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Florida’s puck line record is just 3-7.
The average goal total for Florida’s games is sitting at 5.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 17-28-1.
Across their last three road contests, Arizona has a 3-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
Offensively, the Panthers come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 2nd position in the league. The Panthers went 21-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 5-1.
Florida’s current leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. This season, he has 34 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Reinhart has 24 assists this season.
Defensively, the Panthers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 26.8 shots per game against Florida. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 21-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.922%.