The Arizona Coyotes (23-19-3) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (28-14-4) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Coyotes vs Panthers
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, Arizona has a record of 23-19-3 and sits in 5th place in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, the Coyotes are in 9th place.
As the underdog, Arizona has gone 13-18-2 this season. Over their last 10 games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6. On the road, Arizona has gone 8-10-3 this season.
Arizona has a puck line record of 25-20 this season and their average scoring margin sits at +.1 goals per game. So far, the Coyotes have won 20 games by multiple goals compared to 12 by just one goal.
The Coyotes come into the game with a puck line record of 6-4 over their last ten games and 5-0 in their last five. On the road, Arizona’s puck line record is at 13-8 this season, and they have won their last four road games by more than one goal.
The Coyotes most recently faced the Penguins at home and achieved a 5-2 win. Against the Penguins, Coyotes’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Arizona’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 26 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, Arizona managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Panthers have gone 13-7-2 and have been favored in 36 of their 46 games. In the Atlantic Division, Florida is in 2nd place and 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Panthers are 6-4 and have gone 28-14-4 overall.
Over their last five games, Florida has gone just 1-4 and has lost two straight games as the favorite. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers have gone 13-6 and have been favored in 23 of those games.
On the season, the Panthers have an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. So far, they have 18 wins by multiple goals and just 10 wins by one goal.
At home, Florida comes in with a puck line record of 7-15, and their average scoring margin at home is just +.2 goals per game. Overall, the Panthers have been favored in 36 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 14-22. In their last ten home games, the Panthers have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.
Facing the Predators in their last game, the Panthers won by a score of 4-1. The first period saw the Panthers being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and three goals in the third. Of Florida’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 38 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Florida also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. Arizona’s offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Coyotes’ stands at 23-19-3. They have had 22 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Panthers Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of the Panthers’ offense during power plays, they are 11th in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 17-28-1. For the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
Arizona defense takes on the Panthers ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.
Florida Team Defense
The Panthers defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 26.8 shots per game against Florida. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 2 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Panthers Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Florida has an puck line record of 3-7 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- The Panthers have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
- The Coyotes have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Panthers is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -229, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Coyotes to cover. Even if the Panthers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly 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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