Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Predators and Coyotes. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Coyotes at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The Predators are the -1.5 goal favorites in this Central division matchup against the Coyotes. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.


The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5

This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 10:00 ET on Thursday, March 28th.


  • 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 (+139)
  • The Coyotes are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Predators Defense Show Up on the Road?

On the season, the Predators have gone 43-25-4, putting them in 6th place in the Western Conference and 4th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 8-2 and they have won each of their last six games. When playing on the road, the Predators have gone 22-10-3 this year.

So far this season, Nashville has been favored in 32 of their 72 games, and they have gone 22-9-1 in those games. When playing against other teams from the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 26-19 this year.

When it comes to puck line bets, the Predators have a puck line record of 41-31 this season, including a road puck line mark of 23-12. Their average scoring margin for the year sits at +.4 goals per game, and they have 26 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, Nashville’s puck line record is at 6-4, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.5 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have been favored in 32 games, going 14-18 against the puck line as the favorite.

The average goal total for Nashville’s games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 32-34-6.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Predators are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. So far this year, the Predators are 24-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Nashville will be looking for a good game from Filip Forsberg who leads the team in scoring with 40 goals, ranking 10th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 41 assists.

Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros comes into the game having made 57 starts this season. So far, his record is 32-21 and he has a save percentage of 0.991%.

Do the Coyotes Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 19-17-0, including a record of 12-4-1 when favored. In the Western Conference, Arizona is in 13th place with a record of 30-37-5. Against other teams in the West, the Coyotes have gone 15-26.

Over their last ten games, Arizona has gone 5-5 and they have won two straight games when favored. In their last three games, the Coyotes are 2-1.

Arizona has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games and 35-37 on the season. They have dropped 29 games by multiple goals and 13 by just one goal.

So far, the Coyotes have gone 16-20 vs. the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin there is -.1 goals per game. Overall, Arizona has gone 29-26 vs. the puck line as the underdog, including 2-0 in their last two games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Arizona is 6.2. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 38-30-4.

Nashville has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.

For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 22nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 16th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 14th in the league.

Arizona’s leading scorer is Clayton Keller. So far, he has 30 goals which is 26th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 33 assists this season.

Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Ingram gets the start and has made 42 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-19, and his save percentage is 0.864%.