The Florida Panthers (22-12-2) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (19-14-2) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Panthers have put together an overall record of 22-12-2. When playing on the road, Florida has gone 10-7-2, while their home record stands at 12-5-0. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 3rd in the Eastern conference. Florida’s average scoring margin for the season is +.4, resulting in an overall puck line record of 17-19. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.6, whereas in away games, they are at +.2.
In their previous game, the Panthers hosted the Canadiens and game away with a 4-1 win. On offense, the Panthers were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with three goals in the third. Out of Florida’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had 10 giveaways.
Florida secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Coyotes currently hold an overall record of 19-14-2. When playing on the road, Arizona has a 7-9-2 record, while they are 12-5-0 at home. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 8th in the Western conference. This season, Arizona’s average scoring margin is +.3, which has their puck line record at 19-16. Their average home scoring margin is +1.0, and in road games, it stands at -0.3.
In their most recent matchup, the Coyotes played against the Ducks and won with a score of 2-0. Offensively, the Coyotes registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Of Arizona’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 32 shots on goal and six giveaways.
Arizona came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 2 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Florida Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Panthers are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Panthers offense is 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.
This season, the Panthers’ have an over/under record of 14-22-0. Throughout the season, they have played 22 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 20th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. Looking at how the Coyotes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 29th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 19-15-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Florida Team Defense
Defensively, the Panthers come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 26.9 shots per game against Florida. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.8 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.
Panthers vs Coyotes Trends
- Across their three previous road games, Florida has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last five home games, Arizona has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- The last ten games that Arizona was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
- Although the Panthers have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-2.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Panthers to take down the Coyotes on the road. With the moneyline currently at -160, I’m placing my bet on the Panthers straight-up.
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 Panthers 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 6.5 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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