Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (1-0-1) at Vegas Golden Knights (2-0)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -188 / Arizona Coyotes +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights meet Monday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. 

The Arizona Coyotes look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with three goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has three assists and Conor Garland has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up three goals on 35 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up three goals on 34 shots.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a quick 3-0 start after beating the Ducks twice. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging five goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with two goals, Mark Stone has three assists and Shea Theodore has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing two goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up two goals on 22 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up one goal on 22 shots.

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The Coyotes are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 25-10 in their last 35 overall. The over is 5-0 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Golden Knights last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Vegas and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

I was high on the Arizona Coyotes last season and they kind of let me down. Against above average competition, the Coyotes have a lot to prove before I can get behind them with confidence. The Vegas Golden Knights are on quite a role through two games and are going to be almost impossible to beat if that offensive production continues. We've seen the Coyotes fold many times in games like this in the past. Give me Vegas and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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