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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction & Betting Tips 12/12/2023

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes 12/12/2023
  • Take the Penguins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Coyotes (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Preview

Betting on today’s Coyotes and Penguins game? Catch the action at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Penguins hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on SCRI.

The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Penguins are favored to win at home against the Coyotes. Check out BetCoco for Pittsburgh Penguins – Arizona Coyotes odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Penguins have the leg up at 3-0. The Penguins also had the edge vs. the puck line in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 5 goals per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • Although Arizona has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last five games at home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
  • The Penguins have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 8-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction

Before their matchup against Pittsburgh, the Coyotes arrive with a 13-12-2 record. They hold a 7-1-1 record when considered the favorites and 6-11-1 when seen as the underdogs. On the road this season, they have a 5-7-2 record, while they are 8-5-0 in their games at home.

When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Coyotes offense is 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

Goalie Connor Ingram gets the start and has made 16 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-5, and his save percentage is 92%.

Before their matchup against Arizona, the Penguins arrive with a 11-12-3 record. They hold a 6-8-3 record when considered the favorites and 5-4-0 when seen as the underdogs. On the road this season, they have a 6-6-2 record, while they are 5-6-1 in their games at home.

The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 25th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of the Penguins’ offense during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.

Entering the game, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 20 games this season. His current record stands at 8-10, and his save percentage is 91.8%.

The Penguins enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Betting Tips

  • Take the Penguins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Coyotes (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins Injury Report

  • Lars Eller – Illness – Probable
  • Matt Nieto – Lower Body – Out
  • Rickard Rakell – Upper Body – Out
  • Chad Ruhwedel – Lower Body – Out
  • Bryan Rust – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Noel Acciari – Lower Body – Out
  • Pierre-Olivier Joseph – Lower Body – Out

Arizona Coyotes Injury Report

  • Jakub Voracek – Head – Out
  • Shea Weber – Ankle – Out
  • Bryan Little – Ear – Out
  • Travis Boyd – Upper Body – Out
  • Barrett Hayton – Upper Body – Out
  • Jack McBain – Lower Body – Out
  • Sean Durzi – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Vladislav Kolyachonok – Lower Body – Out

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