Two of the least-penalized teams in the league, the Arizona Coyotes and the Vegas Golden Knights meet at Gila River Arena in a divisional matchup. The match will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, and you are able to witness the game live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
Vegas is 13-7 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 9.8 units this year. 12 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. As a road team in 2017-18, the Knights are 5-6 SU.
Vegas has converted on 20.8 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.1 percent of all penalties.
The Knights, as a collective unit, have been sent to the penalty box just 3.6 times per game this season, 3.6 per game over its last five matchups total, and 3.4 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays just 6.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Sporting a .873 save percentage and 22.5 saves per game, Maxime Lagace (5-6-1) has been the top option in goal for Vegas this season. If Vegas decides to rest him, however, the team may turn to Marc-Andre Fleury (3-1 record, .925 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
David Perron and William Karlsson will both lead the way for the visiting Golden Knights. Perron (19 points) is up to six goals and 13 assists, and has recorded multiple points in six different games. Karlsson has 10 goals and eight assists to his name (and has registered a point in 12 games).
Arizona is 5-19 straight up (SU) and has already lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 12 of its contests have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 1-8 SU at home so far this year.
The Coyotes have converted on just 17.1 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.8 percent of all penalties.
Coyotes players have been whistled for penalties only 3.3 times per game in total this season, and 2.4 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to defend opponent power plays 8.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (23.8 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has four wins, nine losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has recorded a mediocre 2.84 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
The home team offense will be led by Clayton Keller (11 goals, nine assists).
Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over
- The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
- Six of Vegas last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
- The Coyotes this season have registered the fourth-most hits per game (24.8).