The Pittsburgh Penguins (21-16-6) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (22-19-3) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on ESPN+. The Coyotes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Penguins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Penguins vs Coyotes
The Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the year, the Penguins have a record of 21-16-6, which puts them in 7th place in the Metropolitan Division and 12th place in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 5-5, while they are 2-3 in their last five games and 1-2 in their previous three.
So far this season, the Penguins have been favored in 28 of their 43 games, going 13-11-4 in those games. On the road, Pittsburgh has a record of 10-8-4, and they have gone 6-7 against other teams in the Metropolitan Division.
On the season, the Penguins have an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game (+.4 at home, +.3 on the road). So far, they have 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by multiple goals. Overall, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 21-22, including 11-17 when favored.
In their last 10 games, the Penguins have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, and they are 3-2 in their last five games. On the road, Pittsburgh’s puck line record is 11-11, and they have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last 10 road games.
Coming off a 3-2 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Penguins are hoping to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Penguins failed to score in the first or third periods against the Golden Knights, but they found the net two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 25 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
In this game, Pittsburgh was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Coyotes are 14-9-0, and they have gone 8-7 against other teams in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, Arizona is currently in 9th place and 5th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6, and they have won two of their last five games.
Through 44 games, Arizona has a record of 22-19-3, giving them 47 points. When playing against other teams in the Western Conference, the Coyotes have gone 14-14 this season. As the underdog, Arizona has a record of 12-18-2, and they have lost two of their last three games.
Arizona comes into this game with a puck line record of 24-20 and their average scoring differential sits at .0 goals per game. So far, the Coyotes have been the underdog in 32 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 19-13.
Currently, the team’s puck line win streak is at four games, and they have gone 11-12 against the puck line at home. In their last ten games at home, Arizona has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.
In their most recent game, the Coyotes hosted the Predators and secured a 3-2 victory. In terms of offense, the Coyotes netted one goal during the opening period and two times in the second period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 24 shots on goal and had 11 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, Arizona managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.
Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Penguins have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 14-9 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-7.
The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 16-24-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.7 per game.
Coyotes Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st 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 12-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Coyotes’ stands at 22-19-3. They have had 21 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Pittsburgh Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Penguins head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Pittsburgh. So far, they are 1st in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
The Coyotes defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.2 shots per game against Arizona. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 2nd with 6 shutouts.
Penguins vs Coyotes Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Pittsburgh has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- In their last three home games, Arizona has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Arizona has an puck line mark of 4-1 while going 2-3 straight up.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Pittsburgh has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Penguins to defeat the Coyotes while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -147, I’m placing a wager on the Penguins to win outright.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Coyotes to cover. Even if the Penguins secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 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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