The Arizona Coyotes (23-20-3) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning (25-18-5) on Thursday, January 25th. This game will be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa and televised on ESPN+. The Lightning are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Panthers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Coyotes vs Lightning
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the road, the Coyotes have gone 8-11-3 this season and have lost two straight games away from home. In the Western Conference, Arizona is in 10th place and 6th in the Central Division with a record of 23-20-3. Against the rest of the West, the Coyotes have gone 14-14 this year.
As the underdog, Arizona is 13-19-2 this year and have been the favorite in just 12 of their 46 games. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they are 2-3. For the season, Arizona has 49 points and is 10th in the Western Conference standings.
Arizona enters the game with an overall puck line record of 25-21, including a mark of 13-9 on the road. So far this season, the Coyotes have been the underdog in 34 games and have a puck line record of 20-14 in those games.
Over their last 10 games, Arizona’s puck line record is 6-4, and they come in with a puck line mark of 2-1 in their last three games. Overall, the Coyotes have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 wins by just one goal.
After suffering a 6-2 loss on the road to the Panthers, the Coyotes are looking to bounce back today. The first two periods saw the Coyotes struggling to find the net on offense, but they turned things around by scoring two goals in the third period. Of Arizona’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 33 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.
Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Lightning have gone 15-5-3, and they are 17-9-1 when favored. In the Eastern Conference standings, Tampa Bay is in 7th place, and they have a record of 25-18-5 overall.
Over their last ten games, the Lightning have gone 7-3, and they have won four of their last five games. In the Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay is in 4th place, and they have gone 5-8 against divisional opponents this season.
At home, the Lightning have a puck line record of 14-9 and an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. Overall, Tampa Bay has gone 24-24 on the puck line this season, including 17 wins by multiple goals.
So far, the Lightning have been favored in 27 games and have a puck line record of 11-16 in those contests. In their last ten home games, Tampa Bay has gone 6-4 against the puck line.
The Lightning most recently took on the Flyers and secured a win with a score of 6-3. Offensively, the Lightning’s offense scored in each period against the Flyers. Of Tampa Bay’s six goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 21 shots on goal and had three giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Tampa Bay also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. So far this year, the Coyotes are 10-3 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-15 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Coyotes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 24-19-3. Over the course of last season, they had 40 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.4 per game.
Lightning Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 17th in the league. The Tampa Bay offense is ranked 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 26th in the NHL.
The Lightning’s over/under record this season is 21-23-4. For the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
Arizona defense takes on the Lightning ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Tampa Bay defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 7th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Lightning Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Tampa Bay has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- The last three games that Tampa Bay was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
- The last ten games that Arizona was favored, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 8-2 straight up.
When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Lightning. Nevertheless, given the payout of -209, 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 Lightning 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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