Vegas Golden Knights (35-11-2) at Arizona Coyotes (21-24-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +166 / Vegas Golden Knights -185 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes meet in NHL action from the Gila River Arena on Friday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to add on their 10-game winning streak after a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche last time out. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 56 points including 19 goals and a team-high 37 assists while Max Pacioretty has 50 points with a team-high 24 goals and 26 assists. Shea Theodore has 41 points with 34 assists while Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, Chandler Stephenson and Alex Tuch each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.4 goals on 32.6 shots with an 18.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.1 goals on 27.5 shots with an 86.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The Arizona Coyotes will try to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks in their last game. Phil Kessel leads the Coyotes in scoring with 38 points including a team-high 18 goals and 20 assists while Jakob Chychrun has 36 points and Clayton Keller has 34 points with both Chychrun and Keller posting 20 assists so far this season. Conor Garland has 32 points with a team-high 22 assists while Nick Schmaltz and Christian Dvorak each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.6 goals on 27.1 shots with a 19.8% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.2 goals on 30.5 shots with an 80.3% success rate on the PK this season.
Vegas is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 14-3 in their last 17 games as a road favorite while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Arizona is 2-9 in their last 11 games overall and 1-10 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games as a home underdog. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
You have to wonder if the Vegas Golden Knights are going to take their foot off of the gas at some point with their playoff spot locked up, and the Coyotes need the win. However, until the Golden Knights show signs of letting up, I think you have to keep blindly backing the Golden Knights on the puck line until it stops cashing. This winning streak is nuts right now. Give me Vegas -1.5