The Hurricanes and Coyotes are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Coyotes will host the game at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. The Hurricanes are the -1.5 goal favorites in this non-conference matchup against Coyotes. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS ARIZONA COYOTES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5

This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Friday, February 16th.

WHY BET THE ARIZONA COYOTES:

  • The Hurricanes enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Coyotes (+1.5)

Will the Hurricanes Make it Happen on the Road?

Entering the game, Carolina is 30-17-5 and is in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, the Hurricanes are 20-9 this season.

On the road, Carolina is 13-11-1 and has won two straight games as the favorite. Overall, the Hurricanes have been favored in 46 of their 52 games and are 28-13-5 in those games.

Carolina enters the game with a puck line record of 20-32 this season, including going 9-16 on the road. Overall, the team has an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 games, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 4-6, including going 5-5 in their last 10 road games. So far, the team has been favored in 46 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 17-29.

Games involving Carolina have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Hurricanes come in with a record of 24-27-1.

Carolina has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 3rd in power play goals and 7th in shorthanded goals.

Carolina’s leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 19 goals, placing him 50th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 38 assists so far.

Arizona defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

Goalie Spencer Martin gets the start and has made 11 starts this season. His record at this point is 4-8, and his save percentage is 0.448%.

Can The Coyotes Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-11-0, and they have been the underdog in 40 of their 52 games. In the Western Conference, Arizona is in 13th place and 7th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone just 2-8, and they come into this game having lost their last two games.

So far this season, Arizona has gone 23-25-4, and their record against other Western Conference teams is 14-17. As the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 13-24-3 this season, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak when they are the underdog.

Arizona comes into the game with a puck line record of 27-25, including going 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. So far this season, the Coyotes have had 12 wins by more than one goal, and they have lost by multiple goals 18 times.

As the underdog, Arizona has a puck line record of 22-18, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten home games. Overall, the Coyotes have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is +.2 goals per game.

Games involving Arizona have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Coyotes come in with a record of 27-22-3.

Carolina has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 25th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 31st 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 13-20 record.

Arizona’s current leading scorer is Clayton Keller. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 39th in the NHL. Keller also comes into the game with 28 assists.

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Karel Vejmelka has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 6-12, and his save percentage is 0.638%.