The Arizona Coyotes (21-18-2) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (20-18-5) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Arizona Coyotes vs Calgary Flames
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
Through 41 games, the Coyotes sit in 11th place in the Western Conference with a record of 21-18-2. In the Central Division, they are in 5th place. On the road, Arizona has gone 8-9-2 this season and have won their last two road games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Coyotes have gone 13-12 this season.
As the underdog, Arizona has gone 11-17-1 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 5-5. In the last three games, Arizona has gone 2-1.
On the road this season, the Coyotes have gone 11-8 vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 21-20 overall. So far, Arizona has 10 losses by just a single goal.
When playing as the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 16-13 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin sits at +.1 goals per game. Over their last ten games, Arizona has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.
Facing the Wild in their last game, the Coyotes won by a score of 6-0. Offensively, the Coyotes’ offense scored in each period against the Wild. Out of Arizona’s six goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 33 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona came away with a victory against the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.
The Calgary Flames Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Flames have gone 10-7-1, and they have won three straight games overall. In the Western Conference standings, Calgary is in 10th place and 6th in the Pacific Division. Against other teams in the West, the Flames have gone 13-13 this year.
For the season, Calgary has a record of 20-18-5, and they have been favored in 20 of their 43 games. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games when favored.
Calgary comes into this game with a puck line record of 23-20, including going 6-4 in their last 10 games against the puck line. So far this season, the Flames have had 13 wins by multiple goals and 12 losses by multiple goals.
This season, the Flames have been favored in 20 games and have gone just 7-13 against the puck line in those games. In their last 10 games at home, the Flames have gone 5-5 against the puck line and 10-8 overall at home.
The Flames most recently took on the Golden Knights and secured a win with a score of 3-1. In the offensive department, the Flames notched two goals during the first period and one time in the second period. Of Calgary’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 26 shots on goal and five giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Calgary came away with a victory against the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 3 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Coyotes have a 10-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-13 record.
This season, the Coyotes have an over/under record of 22-16-3. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.1 per game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 9th position in the league. The Calgary offense is ranked 27th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 1st in the NHL.
So far, the Flames have an over/under record of 24-18-1. Coming into the game, they have played 23 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.3 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Flames head into the game ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Calgary. So far, they are 27th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Flames Trends
- In their last five road games, Arizona has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Flames have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
- As the betting favorite, the Coyotes have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.
If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Flames is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -173, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.
When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Coyotes to cover. Even in the event of a Flames victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.
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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