Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes - 12/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (7-18-4) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (15-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, AT&TSN
The Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights meet Sunday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 11 goals, Max Domi has 13 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 24 goals on 256 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 29 goals on 338 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
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The Vegas Golden Knights could use a bounce back victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 14 goals, Jonathan Marchessault has 14 assists and Reilly Smith has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Maxime Lagace has given up 46 goals on 344 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 14 goals on 184 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed a combined 14 goals during their three-game skid.
The Coyotes are 18-58 in their last 76 road games, 7-19 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-37 in their last 52 overall. The Golden Knights are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. Western Conference, 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The over is 16-5-2 in Golden Knights last 23 overall and the under is 12-2 in Coyotes last 14 overall.
vegas has really cooled off as of late and the defense continues to struggle to keep the puck out of the net. The good news is that the Golden Knights are a different team when playing at home, and the Arizona Coyotes don't win back-to-back games often. I've been backing Las Vegas at home and fading on the road. I'll continue to do that here.