In their first head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes face off at Gila River Arena. AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will air this divisional matchup, and the puck drops at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 21.
Vegas Golden Knights at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Earning 0.3 units for moneyline bettors, the Coyotes are 9-10 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a welcomed improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2017-18 season (29-53). Out of the team’s 19 regular season contests, 11 of them have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 5-4 SU at home this year.
Arizona has converted on just 14.8 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that puts the team in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked first overall, and it’s successfully killed off 91.7 percent of all penalties.
Arizona, as a collective unit, has been penalized 4.1 times per game overall this season, and 5.0 per game over its last five home outings. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays for just 6.8 minutes per game over its last five outings, in total.
Averaging 28.7 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (four wins, six losses, and one OT loss) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Coyotes this season. If they decide to give him a rest, however, Arizona might roll with Antti Raanta (5-4-4 record, .929 save percentage, 2.10 goals against average).
The Coyotes will continue to lean on the leadership via Clayton Keller and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Keller (12 points) has tallied five goals and seven assists and has recorded two or more points on two different occasions this year. Ekman-Larsson has two goals and 10 assists to his credit and has recorded a point in nine contests.
In the other locker room, Vegas is 9-13 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. A total of 13 of its outings have gone under the total, while nine have gone over and none have pushed. As a road team so far, Vegas is 4-9 SU.
Vegas has converted on 17.8 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Vegas’ players have been called for penalties only 3.5 times per game this season, and 5.0 per game over their past five match ups. The team’s been forced to kill penalties just 7.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Marc-Andre Fleury (2.63 goals against average and .901 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas. Fleury is averaging 23.3 saves per game and owns a 9-9-1 record.
Leading the offensive push for the visiting Golden Knights will be Jonathan Marchessault (10 goals, nine assists) and William Karlsson (five goals, 12 assists).
Vegas Golden Knights at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over
- The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
- Vegas skaters have accounted for the league’s second-most hits per game (26.9).