Planning on watching today’s Golden Knights and Coyotes game? Catch the action at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ, as the Coyotes hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Knights are favored by -1.5 in a Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 5.5 goals.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS ARIZONA COYOTES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5
This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
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 (+118)
- The Coyotes are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
Will the Golden Knights Defense Show Up in Tempe?
On the season, Vegas has gone 30-15-6 and is in 4th place in the Western Conference standings. Against other Western Conference teams, they have gone 19-11 this season. They have been favored in 31 of their 51 games this year and have a record of 18-9-4 in those games. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3.
So far this year, Vegas has been favored in 31 of their 51 games and have a record of 18-9-4 in those games. On the road, they have gone 11-10-4 this year and have been favored in 20 of their 25 road games. Over their last three games, the Golden Knights have gone 2-1.
On the season, the Golden Knights have an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game, and they have won 18 games by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal. So far, Vegas has gone 27-24 against the puck line, including an away mark of 12-13.
Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights’ puck line record is 8-2, and they have gone 4-1 against the puck line in their last five road games. Overall, the team’s puck line record as the favorite is 12-19.
On average, Vegas’ games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 23-28-0.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This year, the Golden Knights have recorded a 13-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-5 record.
Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 25 goals, placing him 15th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 16 assists this season.
Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 13th 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 6 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Adin Hill has started 18 games this season. His current record stands at 13-2, and his save percentage is 0.573%.
Will Arizona Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?
At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-9-0, and they have won two straight games in their own building. In the Western Conference standings, the Coyotes are in 12th place with 49 points. Over their last 10 games, Arizona has gone 4-6, and they have lost three straight games overall.
As the underdog this season, the Coyotes have gone 13-21-2, and they have lost three straight games when listed as the underdog. In games against teams from the Western Conference, Arizona has gone 14-14 this season.
While the Coyotes have a puck line record of 25-23 this season, they have dropped their last three games against the puck line. So far, Arizona has 11 losses by just one goal compared to 12 wins by multiple goals.
As the underdog, the Coyotes have a puck line record of 20-16, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.8 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Arizona has a puck line record of 6-4, and their average scoring differential at home is +.3 goals per game.
Games involving Arizona have an average of 6 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 25-20-3.
Vegas 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 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. This year, the Coyotes have recorded a 10-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-17 record.
Arizona’s leading scorer is Clayton Keller. So far, he has 20 goals which is 39th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 25 assists so far.
Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Vegas, goalie Connor Ingram has started 30 games in this season. His current record is 17-11, and his save percentage stands at 0.903%.