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Penguins vs Coyotes Betting Preview

The visiting Phoenix Coyotes are underdogs at Consol Energy Centre against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are rolling with a 9-1 mark in 10 recent games at home.

The road team is 7-3 the past 10 times these teams have met and the OVER has been reliable with the Pens at home (7-2 past 9). Of note, the Penguins boasts the league's best home penalty kill.

This season the Penguins are 38-21-5 overall while the Coyotes are 33-23-9. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 30-27-7 on the OU, and Phoenix is 26-31-8.

View Phoenix vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Penguins as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup at Bovada. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 with the best early price at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Penguins sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Coyotes sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 20.2% while the Coyotes defense kills off 83.9% of their penalties.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Avalanche on March 3. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Coyotes at Penguins trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Columbus, Tuesday, March 6
Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 7

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