The Arizona Coyotes (13-12-2) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-12-3) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on SCRI. Both the Coyotes and Penguins will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Arizona Coyotes vs Pittsburgh Penguins
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Penguins, the Coyotes have a 13-12-2 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 8-5-0, and they have 5-7-2 mark on the road. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. This season, Arizona has managed to win seven games by a margin of more than one goal while losing seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 14-13.
After suffering a 5-2 loss on the road to the Sabres, the Coyotes are looking to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Coyotes couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, the Arizona offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 23 shots on goal.
Coming in as the underdog, Arizona not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 26 games, the Penguins have achieved an overall record of 11-12-3. When on the road, Pittsburgh holds a 6-6-2 record, while they are 5-6-1 when playing at home. Their current record places them 7th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 14th in the Eastern conference. Pittsburgh comes in with nine wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 11-15.
After suffering a 3-1 loss on the road to the Panthers, the Penguins are looking to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Penguins failed to score in the first or third periods against the Panthers, but they found the net one time in the second period. Pittsburgh’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 27 shots on goal in total.
Entering the game as the underdog, Pittsburgh not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Arizona’s offense comes into the game ranked 9th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 16-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 15 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. This season, the Penguins have a 6-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 5-6 record.
This season, the Penguins’ have an over/under record of 8-17-1. Throughout the season, they have played 17 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.7 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
Defensively, the Penguins come into the season ranked 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Penguins Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- Across the Penguins last five home games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Penguins have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 5-5.
- Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 8-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 3-7.
When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Penguins. Nevertheless, given the payout of -191, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Coyotes to cover. Even in the event of a Penguins victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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