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Arizona Coyotes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 2/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins (34-13-6) at Arizona Coyotes (17-28-7)
Date & Time Saturday February 11, 2017, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +180 / Pittsburgh Penguins -215 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins pay a visit to the Arizona Coyotes in an NHL hockey tilt.

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their march towards the postseason and a possible back to back Stanley Cup championship with a 4-1 victory at the Pepsi Center and the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The Penguins can win at either end of the ice and are simply a force when their scoring and defense are on the same page. The Pens offense received a pair of tallies from Patric Hornqvist with Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz also lighting the lamp to make a winner of Matt Murray and his 27 stops. Murray saw his shutout disappear when Gabriel Landeskog scored on the power play late in the third but Calvin Pickard needed more help in the nets. 

After suffering back to back shutouts, the Montreal Canadiens were obviously concerned about their offense. The Canadiens rediscovered the scoring touch in a 5-4, overtime victory at Arizona Thursday to end a four game slide. Max Pacioretty scored twice and posted a pair of helpers with Alex Galchenyuk scoring 2:13 in to the extra session. Andrei Markov and Alexander Radulov also scored and Carey Price picking up the win. The Coyotes received a pair of goals from Christian Dvorak with Max Domi and Alex Goligoski also joining the scoring column while Mike Smith stopped 35 shots in absorbing the loss.

The under is 5-1 in Penguins last 6 vs. Western Conference and the Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games while the Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The over is 2-0-2 in Coyotes last 4 overall and the over is 3-0-2 in Coyotes last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while the over is 4-0-1 in Coyotes last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the Penguins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings while the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona. 

The Penguins and the under have been very good in this match up but we’ll see who is in goal before a final decision…

Pittsburgh -.5

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