Arizona Coyotes vs. Boston Bruins - 11/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (8-6-0) at Arizona Coyotes (5-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +109 / Boston Bruins -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FSAZ
The Boston Bruins and Arizona Coyotes square off Saturday night in a NHL matchup at the Gila River Arena.
The Boston Bruins look to remain hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Bruins are averaging 26. goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with nine goals, Brad Marchand has 10 assists and David Backes has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 16 goals on 256 shots faced and Zane McIntyre has allowed 10 goals on 71 shots. The Boston Bruins have won all five games this season when scoring more than two goals.
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The Arizona Coyotes look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 10.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Radim Vrbata leads Arizona with five goals, Jordan Martinook has three assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 32 goals on 306 shots faced and Justin Peters has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have lost eight of their 10 games this season when allowing more than two goals.
The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 2-8 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. The Bruins are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Coyotes are playing better hockey than they were earlier in the season, but Arizona is still struggling to string multiple wins together. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins are finding some consistent success and have downright owned the Coyotes with eight straight victories. I'll gladly take the team in better form for the cheap price given the recent history between these two clubs.