Penguins Searching for Answers While Visiting Coyotes
Sunday is a big day for NHL action, including an interesting matchup set to take place in Arizona. It will be the Coyotes playing host to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and both teams come into this game with long losing streaks.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have lost six straight, and the last two games have been on the road. Pittsburgh is still 19-13-6, but they have to find a way to turn things around quickly.
Arizona was not expected to be a good team this season, and they are making that prediction come true. The Coyotes have dropped four straight games, and are 13-20-5 on the year.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Pittsburgh Penguins as the moneyline favorites at -240.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Penguins vs Coyotes. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Penguins Playing Great on Special Teams
The Pittsburgh Penguins might not be playing great hockey of late, but they are still terrific on special teams. Pittsburgh is scoring on the power play nearly 22% of the time, and they are also killing off over 83% of their penalties.
Veteran Sidney Crosby just continues to be productive for the Penguins as he leads the team with 20 goals and 25 assists. The Penguins still need to find a way to be more consistent, but they have enough talent to turn this thing around.
Goaltender Tristan Jarry has gone 15-5-4 in the blue paint this season, and he has the ability to take over a game. Pittsburgh will try to take over this game on the defensive end of the ice.
Coyotes Allowing Too Many Goals
The Arizona Coyotes have played some solid hockey at times this season, but that hasn’t been the case of late. After a recent loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, head coach Andre’ Tourigny said, “That’s probably the worst game we played in two years.”
The Coyotes continue to be a team that is allowing too many goals to their opponents, and that could be a problem in this game. Arizona is allowing 3.66 goals per game, and that’s just not a recipe for success.
Clayton Keller is having a huge season for the Coyotes, as he leads the team with 14 goals and 22 assists. Keller is going to need some help on the offensive end if Arizona is going to win some games.
Penguins vs Coyotes Game Injuries
Penguins vs Coyotes Head-to-Head
This is the second meeting between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Arizona Coyotes. Pittsburgh picked up a 6-2 win in that first meeting, but they were the home team in that matchup. The Coyotes will be looking for some revenge on their home ice in this game.
Penguins vs Coyotes Game Information
- Game: Penguins (19-13-6) vs Coyotes (13-20-5)
- Location: Mullett Arena, Tempe, AZ
- Day/Time: Sunday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Penguins vs Coyotes Live Stream: NHL TV
Penguins vs Coyotes Betting Lines
Penguins vs Coyotes Prediction
The latest scores and odds for both teams in this matchup show just how rough things have been for each team. One team is going to pick up a win in this one, though, and it’s hard to bet against the Penguins.
Pittsburgh is the much better offensive team in this matchup, and at some point, they are going to break through. The Coyotes are going to be able to keep this game competitive, but they just won’t have enough to pick up a win.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Arizona Coyotes +1½ (-135), but it is going to be the Pittsburgh Penguins that pick up a win in this game.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are listed at -240 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Penguins, you have a chance to win $42. The Arizona Coyotes are +200, offering a chance to win $200.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Penguins a 70.59% chance to win, with the Coyotes at 33.33%.