The Penguins 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 Penguins are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Coyotes. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6 goals.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS ARIZONA COYOTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5
This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA COYOTES:
- Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Penguins picking up a 4-3 win.
- Take the Penguins on the moneyline
- On the puck line, we like Coyotes (+1.5)
Is a Win at Tempe Possible for the Penguins?
As the Penguins prepare to face the Coyotes, they have an overall record of 21-16-6, which puts them in 7th place in the Metropolitan Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Pittsburgh has gone 10-8-4 this season, and they have been favored in 28 of their 43 games, going 13-11-4 in those contests. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 5-5.
So far this season, Pittsburgh has gone 6-7 against divisional opponents and 11-15 against Eastern Conference teams. In their last three games, the Penguins have gone 1-2, and over their last five games, they have gone 2-3.
On the road, the Penguins have a puck line record of 11-11 this season, and their overall puck line record is 21-22. So far, Pittsburgh has 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by multiple goals.
Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 6-4 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin this year is +.3 goals per game. As the favorite, Pittsburgh has a puck line record of 11-17, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.5 goals per contest.
This season, Pittsburgh’s games are averaging 5.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Penguins currently have an over/under record of 16-24-3.
In their last three road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 25th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 10th in the league. Pittsburgh’s offense is currently ranked 27th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the league.
Pittsburgh will be looking for a good game from Sidney Crosby who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 8th in the NHL. Crosby also comes into the game with 21 assists.
Arizona defense takes on the Penguins ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 2nd in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Arizona, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 29 games in this season. His current record is 12-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.845%.
Do the Coyotes Have a Shot at a Home Win?
At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 14-9-0 and have been the underdog in 32 of their 44 games. In the Western Conference, Arizona is currently in 9th place and 5th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6 and have lost two of their last three contests.
Overall, Arizona has a record of 22-19-3 and has been the underdog in 32 of their games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Coyotes have gone 14-14 this season. In their last five games, Arizona has a record of 2-3.
As the underdog, Arizona has a puck line record of 19-13 this season, including going 4-1 vs. the puck line in their last five games. Overall, the Coyotes have 11 wins by multiple goals and 11 by just one goal.
So far this year, Arizona’s average scoring differential sits at -.7 goals per game when they are the underdog. The team’s puck line record on the road is 13-8, and their average scoring margin for the season is -.1 goals per contest.
The average goal total for Arizona’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 22-19-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 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 12-14 record.
Arizona’s leading scorer is Clayton Keller. So far, he has 19 goals which is 36th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 22 assists this season.
Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Connor Ingram has started 27 games this season. His current record stands at 16-9, and his save percentage is 0.883%.