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NHL Game Preview - Coyotes underdogs vs Penguins at Pittsburgh

Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins
34-26-12 March 25, 2014, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 46-20-5

Phoenix pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Penguins snipers in hockey action at Consol Energy Centre.

Supporters of the Coyotes have seen them go 34-26-12 so far this season, while the Penguins are at 46-20-5. In totals betting, the Penguins are 34-32-5, while the Coyotes are 36-33-3.View Phoenix Coyotes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

The Coyotes were listed as 173 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 14 and the Coyotes at No. 7 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +105 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense (3.13 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.85 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.08% rate while the Coyotes have a 79.76% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Coyotes at Penguins trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-11-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Phoenix is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Phoenix is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at New Jersey, Thursday, March 27th
Pittsburgh home to Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27th