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Penguins vs. Coyotes - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes (23-44-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-11)
Date & Time Saturday March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSAZ, ROOT
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NHL | Arizona Coyotes (23-44-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-11)
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The Arizona Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins play Saturday at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The Arizona Coyotes look for their first three-game winning streak since December. The Coyotes are averaging two goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have three power play goals in their last two games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 21 goals, Sam Gagner has 24 assists and Shane Doan has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Mike Smith has allowed 170 goals on 1,736 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up 10 goals on 113 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have two power play goals in their last seven games and have won 11 straight when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 51 assists and Brandon Sutter has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 129 goals on 1,636 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 44 goals on 502 shots.

The Coyotes are 19-39 in their last 58 road games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win. The Penguins are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. Pacific and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Penguins feast when they score at least three goals, and the Coyotes are one of the worst defensive teams in the league. I like Pitt to get out of their funk with a win here. Take the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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