A couple of clubs that split their head-to-head series (one win apiece) a year ago, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Arizona Coyotes take the ice at Gila River Arena. This East-West matchup will get underway at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, November 5 and it is being shown live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
Philadelphia (+110) is currently the underdog to Arizona (-130) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -115 money on the over and -105 for the under.
The Coyotes are 7-5 straight up (SU) and have earned moneyline bettors 2.7 units this year. That early-season winning percentage is a refreshing turnaround from what the team did during last year’s regular season (29-53). Of its 12 games this season, four have gone under the total, while four have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 4-2 SU at home this season.
Arizona has converted on just 14.7 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that puts the team in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked second overall, and it’s successfully killed off 92.1 percent of all penalties.
Arizona, as a collective unit, has been called for penalties 4.1 times per game this season. Last year, that number was at 3.3, the fifth-lowest figure in the league. After serving an average of 7.8 penalty minutes per game a year ago, the team has had to stave off opponent power plays for 8.8 minutes per outing this season.
Sporting a .929 save percentage and 27.4 saves per game, Antti Raanta (5-4) has been the primary option in goal for the Coyotes this year. If head coach Rick Tocchet decides to give him a rest, however, the team may roll with Darcy Kuemper (2-1-1 record, .957 save percentage, 1.34 goals against average).
Clayton Keller and Oliver Ekman-Larsson will both spearhead the attack for the Coyotes. Keller (nine points) has tallied five goals and four assists and has recorded multiple points on two different occasions this year. Ekman-Larsson has one goal and six assists to his name and has recorded at least one point in four contests.
Philadelphia has lost 2.8 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 6-8 straight up (SU). 10 of its outings have gone over the total, while four have gone under the total and none have pushed. As the visiting team, Philadelphia is 4-4 SU so far.
Philadelphia has converted on just 14.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 31st overall and it’s successfully defended 68.6 percent of all penalties.
Philadelphia’s skaters have been penalized 4.7 times per game this season, a number that has jumped some from the 3.6 penalties per game given up last year. After serving an average of 8.6 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 10.6 minutes per outing this year.
Brian Elliott (.893 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Philadelphia. Elliott is averaging 25.0 saves per game and owns a 5-5 record.
Claude Giroux (four goals, 10 assists) has been one of the primary playmakers on offense for the visiting Flyers.
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under
- For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their past five matches.
- The Coyotes are 0-3 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 2-5 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.