Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights Free Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

A game that features two teams currently on losing streaks, the Arizona Coyotes and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights meet at T-Mobile Arena in a Pacific Division matchup. The first puck will drop at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, and you’ll be able to watch the game live on Fox Sports Arizona.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds

Earning moneyline bettors 8.5 units, the Golden Knights are 15-10 straight up (SU) overall this year. Through 25 regular season outings, 16 of the teams games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just two have pushed. The teams 9-2 SU at home this season. Vegas has converted on 19.6 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.8 percent of all penalties. As a team, Vegas has been whistled for penalties just 3.6 times per game overall this season, 3.6 per game over its past five contests total, and 3.6 per game over its last five home outings. The teams had to kill penalties for just 7.5 minutes per game over its last 10 outings, overall. Averaging 22.9 saves per game with a .866 save percentage, Maxime Lagace (six wins, seven losses, and one OT loss) has been the primary option in goal for the Golden Knights this year. If they choose to give him a rest, however, the team might roll with Malcolm Subban (5-2-2 record, .924 save percentage, 2.24 goals against average). The Knights will continue to look for offensive production out of William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault. Karlsson (24 points) is up to 14 goals and 10 assists and has recorded multiple points in eight different games this year. Marchessault has nine goals and 14 assists to his name and has notched at least one point in 11 games. On the other bench, Arizona is 6-22 straight up (SU) and has lost 14.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 28 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the visiting team, Arizona is 4-13 SU so far. Arizona has converted on just 16.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 16th overall and it’s successfully defended 80.3 percent of all penalties. Arizona’s players have been penalized only 3.2 times per game in total this season, and 2.2 per game over their last five outings. The teams been forced to kill penalties just 7.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Antti Raanta (23.8 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for Arizona. Raanta owns a 4-9-2 record, and has registered a .914 save percentage and 2.84 goals against average this year. Clayton Keller (11 goals, 10 assists) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (six goals, 12 assists) are the top offensive options for Arizona and will pace the offensive counter for the visiting Coyotes.

Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights Free Picks

Predictions: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone over in four of Vegas last five outings.
  • Vegas has averaged 3.5 goals per game overall this season, but is averaging 2.0 goals per contest over its three-game losing streak.
  • Six of Arizona’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-5 in those games.
  • Arizona skaters have accounted for the seventh-most hits in the league (23.6 per game), but the team’s recorded just 19.8 hits over their last five away games.