Penguins vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/12/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+100) Coyotes (-120)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (27-12-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) go to Gila River Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (25-18-4, 1st in the Pacific Division). The Penguins open this game at +100 while the Coyotes are coming in at -120. The over/under is set at 6. The Penguins are covering 59.5% of the time, having gone 25-17 SU. Arizona covers 47.6% of the time, going 20-22 straight up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins come into the game holding a record of 27 victories and 12 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 148 goals which has them ranked at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +29, ranking them 4th in the league. The Penguins have a total of 59 points, which has them ranked at 4th in the league and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots on goal, they have a total of 1,448 which has them ranked at 6th in the conference and 11th in the league. As a group, Pittsburgh has collected a total of 1,181 hits which means they have an average of 26.8 per contest. They have a total of 506 blocks for this year. The man in net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has played 1,204 minutes defending the goal for the season. Jarry is allowing 2.04 goals per contest which puts him at 1st among East goalies and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's given up 41 goals. His save percentage is .934 which puts him at 2nd among East goalies.
The Pittsburgh Penguins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 3 win against the Colorado Avalanche in their last game. The Penguins had a solid offensive performance in this victory. In this matchup, they converted 4 out of the 30 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Pittsburgh had a total of 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins was 44 and the Corsi against was 53 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against was 38, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 45.7%. They took 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 30 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.6% and they had a PDO of 106.8 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche earned 31 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 25 victories and 18 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the conference and 12th in the NHL with +9. They currently have a total of 128 goals for this season which is 10th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .921 which has them 2nd in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.8% putting them at 12th in the Western Conference. In net for Arizona is Adin Hill who is having an average year by allowing 2.43 goals per contest and that has him ranked 6th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL. In the 198 minutes he's been on the ice, he's given up 8 goals. He holds a save percentage of .925, which ranks him 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes opposed the Carolina Hurricanes in a matchup where the Coyotes took a loss by a score of 3 - 0. While out there on the ice, Arizona wound up with a 42.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 36 while their opponent had a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.6% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 88.5 and their percentage of oZS was 43.3%. The Coyotes converted 0 goals of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Hurricanes had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Arizona gave way to 29 shots on goal and the Hurricanes had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+100)
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