Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21

Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/22/21 Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (4-0) at Arizona Coyotes (1-2-1)

NHL Hockey: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes +149 / Vegas Golden Knights -165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Arizona Coyotes meet Friday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for another victory to build on their 4-0 start. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with three goals, Mark Stone has five assists and Shea Theodore has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 1.8 goals per game and are killing 91.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up four goals on 54 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up three goals on 45 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes need a win here to rebound from a 1-2-1 record. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with four goals, Jakob Chychrun has four assists and Conor Garland has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 11 goals on 91 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up three goals on 34 shots.

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The Golden Knights are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games and 27-10 in their last 37 overall. The Coyotes are 8-3 in their last 11 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The over is 7-0 in Coyotes last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights are the hottest and most impressive team in the league up to this point, and they've outscored the Coyotes 9-4 in the first two meetings this season. The Golden Knights have won six of the last nine meetings against the Coyotes, and four of those six wins were decided by two or more goals. No reason to overthink this one. As we've done a couple times already, give me the Golden Knights 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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