Gila River Arena will be the site for an East-West showdown as the New York Islanders take the ice against the Arizona Coyotes. It’s the last time that the two clubs will meet in the regular season. The puck drops at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, January 22, and you can catch it live on Fox Arizona Plus.
New York Islanders vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
New York (-130) is currently favored over Arizona (+110), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
New York is 24-24 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.1 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 32 of its games have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and just three have pushed. This 2017-18 Islanders team is 11-14 SU on the road.
New York has converted on 20.5 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off only 73.5 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, New York has been penalized just 3.6 times per game overall this season, and 4.6 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties 8.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Averaging 29.5 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Jaroslav Halak (14-17-2) has been the primary option in goal for New York this year. If New York decides to rest him, however, they might turn to Thomas Greiss (10-11-2 record, .886 save percentage, 3.89 goals against average).
The visiting Islanders will be led by John Tavares and Josh Bailey. Tavares has 57 points on 26 goals and 31 assists, and has recorded two or more points in 16 different games. Bailey has 12 goals and 41 assists to his nameand has registered a point in 29 games.
On the other bench, Arizona is 11-37 straight up (SU) and has lost 22.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 26 of its contests have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 5-17 SU at home this year.
Arizona has converted on just 16.4 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that places it in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.2 percent of all penalties.
Arizona players have been sent to the penalty box only 3.0 times per game in total this season, and 1.8 per game over their last five at home. The teams had to kill penalties just 4.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (25.6 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for Arizona. Raanta has seven wins, 19 losses, and five overtime losses to his name and has registered a .917 save percentage and 2.61 goals against average this year.
Clayton Keller (14 goals, 22 assists) will lead the offensive counter for the Coyotes.
New York Islanders vs. Arizona Coyotes Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over
- Three of Arizona’s last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 0-3 in those games and 1-4 overall in shootouts this year.
- The total has gone over in three of Arizona’s last five games.
- Eight of New York’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 2-6 in those games.
- The Coyotes this season have registered the sixth-most hits per game (24.0).