The Panthers 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 Panthers are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Coyotes. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals.

FLORIDA PANTHERS 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 2nd.

WHY BET THE ARIZONA COYOTES:

  • With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Panthers to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Coyotes (+1.5)

Can The Panthers Secure a Road Victory?

Currently, the Panthers hold an overall record of 22-12-2 for the season. On the road, Florida has a 10-7-2 record, while they are 12-5-0 at their home venue. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 2nd, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 3rd.

Against the puck line, Florida is 17-19. Their road puck line record so far is 10-9 while sitting 7-10 at home against the puckline. On average, Florida’s games have finished with 5.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Panthers come in with an over/under record of 14-22-0.

Through their last three road contests, the Panthers offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Florida posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 3rd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Panthers offense is 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.

Florida’s leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far, he has 23 goals which is 4th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.8 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has started 27 games this season. His current record stands at 17-9, and his save percentage is 0.9405940594059405%.

Are Arizona Ready for a Home Win?

This season, the Coyotes have a mark of 19-14-2. When going on the road, Arizona has a record of 7-9-2 record, while they are 12-5-0 at their home arena. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 8th in the Western conference.

Against the puck line, Arizona is 19-16. Their road puck line record so far is 10-8 while sitting 9-8 at home against the puckline. The average goal total for Arizona’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 19-15-1.

The Coyotes are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.

On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Coyotes are 9-2 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-10 record.

Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Lawson Crouse. So far this season, he has 16 goals, placing him 27th in the NHL. Crouse also comes into the game with 7 assists.

The Coyotes defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Arizona. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 5 shutouts.

Goalie Karel Vejmelka gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 6-7, and his save percentage is 0.6386138613861386%.