The Nashville Predators (25-19-1) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (21-19-3) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on ESPN+. The Predators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.
Predators vs Coyotes
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, Nashville has gone 25-19-1, putting them in 7th place in the Western Conference and 4th place in the Central Division. On the road, the Predators have gone 12-8-1, and they have been favored in 17 of their 45 games. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.
Through 45 games, the Predators have 51 points and a record of 13-14 against other Western Conference teams. Against teams in the Central Division, Nashville has gone 8-4 this season. Over their last five games, the Predators have gone 3-2, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.
On the road this season, the Predators have a puck line record of 12-9, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. So far, Nashville has gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games.
As the favorite, the Predators are 6-11 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 25-20 against the puck line for the season. In their last ten road games, Nashville has a puck line record of 7-3.
In their most recent matchup, the Predators played against the Kings and won with a score of 2-1. On the offensive front, the Predators failed to score in the first or third periods against the Kings, but they found the net two times in the second period. Nashville’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 33 shots on goal and two giveaways.
Going into the game, Nashville was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At 21-19-3, the Coyotes sit in 11th place in the Western Conference and 5th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, Arizona has gone 4-6, and they have lost two of their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Coyotes have gone 13-14, and they have gone 7-7 against divisional opponents.
Heading into today’s game, the Coyotes have been the underdog in 31 of their 43 games, and they have gone 11-18-2 in those games. At home, Arizona has gone 13-9-0 this season, and they have gone 10-1-1 as the favorite.
As the underdog, the Coyotes have a puck line record of 18-13 this season. Overall, Arizona has 23 wins by multiple goals compared to 10 wins by just one goal. So far, the Coyotes have gone 6-4 against the puck line across their last ten games.
At home, Arizona’s puck line record is 10-12, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten home games. The team’s average scoring margin at home this season is just +.1 goals per game, and they have gone 1-2 against the puck line in their last three home games.
After suffering a 2-1 loss on the road to the Canucks, the Coyotes are looking to bounce back today. In the first period, the Coyotes found success on offense with one time, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Against Vancouver, Arizona’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 21 shots on goal overall.
Arizona went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Predators are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 16th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 12th in the league. Looking at how the Predators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Predators have an over/under record of 20-20-5. Throughout last season, they played 42 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.7 goals per game.
Coyotes Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. The Arizona offense is ranked 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 23rd in the NHL.
The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 22-18-3. Over the season, there have been 21 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
The Predators defense is currently 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Predators vs Coyotes Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Predators have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last three home games, Arizona has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Coyotes have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Arizona posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Predators have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 3-7.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Predators to pick up on a win over the Coyotes and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -129, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Predators straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Coyotes to cover. Even if the Predators manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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