Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes - 12/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (21-14-4) at Vegas Golden Knights (20-15-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 12 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 24 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 55 goals on 772 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 38 goals on 480 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Vegas Golden Knights need a win here after losing three of their last four games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 16 goals, Mark Stone has 22 assists and Reilly Smith has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 71 goals on 790 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 38 goals on 421 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed a combined 17 goals in their last four games.
The Coyotes are 18-37 in their last 55 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Golden Knights are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games. The under is 8-3 in Coyotes last 11 road games. The under is 8-2 in Golden Knights last 10 home games. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Vegas and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have won three of the last four meetings against the Golden Knights, and they're catching them on the end of a back to back. The Vegas Golden Knights defensive issues continue to creep up at times and they haven't been as dominant at home as they've been in past years. Vegas is also one of the worst teams in the league to back in terms of money earned this season, while the Arizona Coyotes are one of just 10 teams at the moment that have been profitable. I'll take a shot with the Coyotes on the road.