Pittsburgh Penguins Travel To Arizona to Face the Coyotes
The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to the Gila River Arena on Saturday evening to take on the Arizona Coyotes in a non-conference matchup.
This will be the second and final game of the regular season between these two franchises. Pittsburgh was able to pick up a 6-3 home win against Arizonas back on January 25.
The Penguins are second in the Metropolitan Division (36-15-9, 81 points), while the Coyotes are last in the Central Division (19-36-4, 42 points) so far this season.
These teams have two completely different goals for the remainder of the regular season, so it will be an interesting matchup as they clash in this game.
Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins at Arizona Coyotes March 19
Left winger Jake Guentzel has been doing decently well as he is tied for 17th in the sport in goals and tied for 26th in the league in points as he has 59 points (28 goals, 31 assists) with six points in his previous five games.
As an offense, the Penguins are averaging 3.25 goals on 34.5 shot attempts this season. Inside of the net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry, and he has been one of the best in the NHL as he is 29-12-6 with 2.32 goals allowed per game with a .922 save percentage thus far. The defense is allowing 2.58 goals on 30.7 shots.
The Coyotes are struggling a bit on the offensive side of the ice as they are scoring 2.58 goals on 25.9 shots. Right winger Clayton Keller led the way for the team as he is tied for 25th in goals and tied for 31st in points this season. He has 58 points (25 goals, 33 assists), and he added an additional 11 points in his last five games.
On the defensive side of things, Arizona is giving up 3.54 goals on 35.1 shot attempts this season, and goaltender Karel Vejmelka is struggling in the net for them. On the season, he has a brutal 9-22-1 record with a .905 save percentage and 3.37 goals allowed per game.
Pittsburgh Penguins at Arizona Coyotes Betting Prediction
The biggest difference is on the defensive side of the ice, as in the last five games the Penguins are giving up 2.4 goals while the Coyotes are allowing 3.4 goals per game.
Tristan Jarry is one of the best goaltenders in the entire sport, so this will be a great chance for him to flex his muscle.
Pittsburgh is an average 30-30 against the spread this season, while Arizona is 31-28 against the spread so far, so there is not really a big difference in that department.
All in all, go with the Pittsburgh Penguins to cover the puck line on the road.
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