New York Islanders vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Betting prediction

NHL New York vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction 1/4/2024

The New York Islanders (17-11-10) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (19-15-2) on Thursday, January 4th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe. Both the Islanders and Coyotes will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

New York Islanders vs Arizona Coyotes

The New York Islanders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they head into their game vs. the Coyotes, the Islanders have a 17-11-10 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 10-4-6, and they have 7-7-4 mark on the road. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 6th in the Eastern conference. New York has six wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 20-17 this season.

Coming off a 5-4 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Islanders are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Islanders registered two goals during the first period and two times in the second period. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 22 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Although they didn’t win, New York did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Coyotes have an overall record of 19-15-2. On the road, Arizona holds a 7-9-2 mark, and they are 12-6-0 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. Arizona’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.2, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 19-17. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +.8, and on the road, it is -0.3.

The Coyotes are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at home to the Panthers. Offensively, the Coyotes faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score one goal in the third period. During the game, Arizona’s offense recorded 22 shots on goal and netted their one goal while being a player down.

Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

New York Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Islanders come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 18th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Islanders offense is 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.

This season, the Islanders have an over/under record of 22-14-1. Throughout the season, they have played 23 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. Arizona’s offense comes into the game ranked 13th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Coyotes’ stands at 19-16-1. They have had 20 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

The Islanders defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 35.4 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 4 shutouts.

Arizona Team Defense

Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Islanders vs Coyotes Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, New York has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-6.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Islanders have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Islanders vs Coyotes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Islanders to take down the Coyotes on the road. With the moneyline currently at -114, I’m placing my bet on the Islanders straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Islanders winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Islanders straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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