Vegas Golden Knights (4-1) at Arizona Coyotes (2-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +140 / Vegas Golden Knights -160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights and Arizona Coyotes meet Sunday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. 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 six assists and Shea Theodore has 19 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 eight goals on 79 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up three goals on 45 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win to build on their 2-2-1 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 20 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 13 goals on 122 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up three goals on 34 shots.
The Golden Knights are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 27-11 in their last 38 overall. The Coyotes are 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Golden Knights last 6 overall. The over is 6-0 in Coyotes last 6 home games. The Golden Knights are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes finally got one against the Golden Knights, but one victory doesn't move the needle a whole lot for me. The Vegas Golden Knights have still been head and shoulders the better team up to this point and have had the upper hand over the Coyotes in past meetings overall. The Coyotes have a history of folding in big games and their defensive effort hasn't always been there this season. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable price with Vegas on the road.