Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers Matchup Preview 1/7/20

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Clayton Keller, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes are set to face off against Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in a cross-country tilt. Fox Arizona Plus will broadcast the matchup, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7.

Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers Odds

Moneyline and Over/Under (O/U) odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.

Arizona is 24-20 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 44 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone under the total, while 19 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Coyotes are 13-9 SU on the road in 2019-20.

Arizona has converted on 19.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 83.1 percent of its penalties..

With a .929 save percentage and 28.7 saves per game, Darcy Kuemper (15-10-2) has been the primary option in goal for Arizona this year. If it decides to rest him, however, Arizona could roll with Antti Raanta (9-11-2), who has a .921 save percentage and 2.66 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, Florida is 22-20 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.5 units this season. 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 15 have gone under and just three have pushed. It’s 13-9 SU at home this year.

The Panthers have converted on 22.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for ninth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.3 percent of all penalties.

Sergei Bobrovsky has stopped 26.2 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Panthers. Bobrovsky has 16 wins, 17 losses, and four overtime losses to his name and has registered a pedestrian 3.33 goals against average and a subpar .895 save percentage this year.

Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers Betting Predictions

NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Panthers, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Coyotes are 5-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Panthers are 3-3 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone under in three of Florida’s last five outings.
  • Over Florida’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
  • Arizona skaters notched 24.7 hits per game last season, while the Panthers logged 23.2 hits per contest.