The Vegas Golden Knights (30-15-6) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (23-22-3) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on ESPN+. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Golden Knights vs Coyotes
The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, Vegas is in 4th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Pacific Division with an overall record of 30-15-6. In the Western Conference, the Golden Knights have gone 19-11, and in the Pacific Division, they have gone 10-7.
On the road, Vegas has gone 11-10-4 this season, and over their last ten games, they are 7-3. As the favorite, the Golden Knights have gone 18-9-4 this season, and over their last three games, they are 2-1.
On the road this season, Vegas has gone 12-13 against the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten road games. Overall, their puck line record is 27-24.
So far, the Golden Knights have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, their puck line record is 8-2.
Facing the Oilers in their last game, the Golden Knights won by a score of 3-1. In the 3rd period, the Golden Knights found the net two times against the Oilers after their one goal in the first period. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.
Going into the game, Vegas was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-9-0, and in the Central Division, they are 8-7. In the Western Conference, Arizona is 12th with 49 points and an overall record of 23-22-3. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6, and they have lost three straight games.
As the underdog, Arizona has gone 13-21-2 this season and 2-3 over their last five games. Against other Western Conference teams, the Coyotes have gone 14-14 this year. At home, Arizona has won two straight games, and they have gone 10-1-1 this season when favored.
Arizona enters the game with an overall puck line record of 25-23, including a mark of 12-12 at home. Over their last 10 games, the Coyotes have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.
So far this season, Arizona has 11 wins by multiple goals and 16 losses by more than one goal. The team’s average scoring margin as the underdog is -.8 goals per game.
In their most recent game, the Coyotes fell to the Hurricanes on the road by a score of 3-1. Offensively, the Coyotes got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. For the game, Arizona’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 11 shots on goal vs. Carolina.
Arizona entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Golden Knights come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 12th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the league.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 23-28-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Coyotes Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd 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 13-17 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 25-20-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 28 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
Vegas defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 17th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Coyotes Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Vegas has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Vegas has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Coyotes to take down the Golden Knights at home. With the moneyline currently at +118, I’m placing my bet on the Coyotes straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Coyotes winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Coyotes straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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