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Penguins face Phoenix Coyotes: NHL odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh Penguins

Phoenix Coyotes
38-14-2 February 01, 2014, 08:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 25-19-10

Hockey bettors look for value at Jobing.com Arena on Saturday as host Phoenix battles the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey odds action.

The Coyotes bring a 25-19-10 record to the battle against the 38-14-2 Penguins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 29-22-3 so far and the Penguins go 25-24-5.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed as -131 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Coyotes at No. 19 and the Penguins at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at +101 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Sabres on January 30. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +183 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.89 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.39 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 20.43% while the Penguins defense kills off 87.27% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Ottawa, Monday, February 3rd
Phoenix home to Dallas, Tuesday, February 4th