Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Arizona Coyotes at Florida Panthers
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Bb&t Center)
ARI -134 O:U 6
The Arizona Coyotes go to Sunrise, Florida to take on the Florida Panthers on Tuesday at the BB&T Center. The Arizona Coyotes are coming off of a three-game winning streak, defeating the St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Arizona is 24-16-4 on the season, and have an excellent record on the road, being 13-6-3. Much of their success has to do with their goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper, who had the best goals allowed average in all of the NHL before the game against Minnesota. However, Kuemper will be out with an injury at the moment, and now the Coyotes will have to improve their defense to make sure they do not start leaking goals. Since Kuemper has been out, Arizona has been inconsistent, but they are beginning to find a rhythm without Kuemper, and now might be able to get back on track.
The Florida Panthers are coming off of a loss over the Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers have still won three of their last five games.
The Florida Panthers have a record of 22 - 14 - 5 on the season and 49 points in total, making them fourth in the Atlantic Division at the moment. The Panthers have a great offense, scoring the fourth-most goals this season, but the defense has been terrible, allowing the sixth-most goals this season.
Arizona is 27-17 ATS this season
Over is 19-24-1 for the Coyotes this season
Florida is 21-21 ATS this season
Over is 24-16-2 for the Panthers this season
I think that due to the Arizona Coyotes going on the winning streak, and possibly finding some rhythm without their starting goalkeeper, I think the Arizona Coyotes win this. If Florida gets out to an early lead, or they make this game a high-scoring game, I don't believe that the Arizona Coyotes will be able to keep up, and they will lose this one, but as long as Arizona can keep it close, I think the Coyotes win. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 2-1.