Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Bruins versus the Coyotes? The puck drops at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. The Bruins are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6 goals.
BOSTON BRUINS VS ARIZONA COYOTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5
This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA COYOTES:
- Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Coyotes.
- We like the Coyotes on the moneyline (+130)
- The Coyotes are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will the Bruins Come Through as Road Favorites?
With an overall record of 24-8-7, the Bruins are in first place in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, they have gone just 5-5, and they are 3-2 in their last five and 1-2 in their last three.
On the road, Boston has gone 12-5-4, and they have been favored in 33 of their 39 games this season. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 15-10, and they have gone 10-5 against other Atlantic Division teams.
On the year, the Bruins have gone 22-17 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their last ten games, they have gone 6-4 against the puck line.
So far, Boston has been favored in 33 games and has gone 16-17 against the puck line as the favorite. Overall, the Bruins have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 12-9 against the puck line on the road.
The average goal total for Boston’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 20-19-0.
Across their last three road contests, Boston has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 9th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. In terms of the Bruins’ offense during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 24th in shorthanded goals.
Boston’s leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 7th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 32 assists.
Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.1 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Arizona, goalie Linus Ullmark has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 13-5, and his save percentage stands at 0.796%.
Can Arizona Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Entering the game, the Coyotes are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 19-17-2. In the Central Division, Arizona is in 6th place and has gone 6-7 against divisional opponents. At home, the Coyotes are 12-8-0 this season and have lost three straight games at home.
As the underdog, Arizona has gone 9-16-1 this season and has lost three straight games as the underdog. In their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 6-4, and they have gone 0-3 in their last three games.
On the season, Arizona has gone 19-19 against the puck line, including going 9-11 at home. So far, the Coyotes have had 10 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 12 times.
Coming into this game, the Coyotes have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line and have gone just 5-5 in their last ten games at home vs. the puck line. Overall, Arizona is 14-12 as the underdog and has gone 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games.
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 20-16-2.
Boston has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. Coming into the game, the Coyotes have a 9-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-13.
Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Lawson Crouse. So far this season, he has 16 goals, placing him 37th in the NHL. Crouse also comes into the game with 8 assists.
The Coyotes defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Arizona. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 5 shutouts.
Goalie Connor Ingram gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-8, and his save percentage is 0.816%.