The Arizona Coyotes (13-10-2) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (17-5-3) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NESN. Both the Coyotes and Bruins will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:00 ET.
Arizona Coyotes vs Boston Bruins
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 25 games, the Coyotes have achieved an overall record of 13-10-2. When on the road, Arizona holds a 5-5-2 record, while they are 8-5-0 when playing at home. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. This season, Arizona has managed to win seven games by a margin of more than one goal while losing five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 14-11.
The Coyotes are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at home to the Flyers. In the first period on offense, the Coyotes managed to score one time, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. Arizona’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 26 shots on goal in total.
Coming in as the underdog, Arizona not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Coyotes, the Bruins have a 17-5-3 record. They hold a 9-2-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 8-3-2 on the road. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 1st, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 2nd. This season, Boston’s average scoring margin is +.8, which has their puck line record at 14-11. Their average home scoring margin is +1.1, and in road games, it stands at +.5.
The Bruins are looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss at home to the Sabres. On the offensive front, the Bruins failed to score in the first or third periods against the Sabres, but they found the net one time in the second period. For the game, Boston’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 30 shots on goal vs. Buffalo.
Boston took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 8th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the league.
The Coyotes’ over/under record this season is 14-11-0. For the season, they have had 13 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.
Boston Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have 9-0 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-4.
This season, the Bruins’ have an over/under record of 11-14-0. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
Arizona defense takes on the Bruins ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. They alsso are 14th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Boston Team Defense
Boston defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against Boston. They alsso are 7th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Bruins Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Arizona has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Across the Bruins last three home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 1-2 straight-up.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Bruins have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 9-1.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Coyotes have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
When it comes to a moneyline bet in this game, our analysis leans towards the Bruins picking up the win. However, given the current odds of -231, I’d advise going with the puck line, as our predictions have the Bruins coming out on top by more than one goal.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Bruins to win and cover. Watch for the Bruins to win this game by multiple goals over the Coyotes.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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