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NHL Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Arizona Coyotes Saturday

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Gila River Arena on Saturday as the host Arizona Coyotes battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Arizona sat as 149 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.4 victory for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 16-14-3 this season, while the Coyotes are 7-22-5. Pittsburgh is 18-14-1 on the totals; Arizona is 14-19-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Arizona Coyotes sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Penguins sit at a No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arizona Coyotes No. 30-ranked offense (2.24 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 16.04% rate while the Penguins have a 80.65% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Golden Knights. They lost as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Coyotes were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -187 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games
  • Arizona is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
  • Arizona is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Colorado, Monday, December 18th
Arizona home to Florida, Tuesday, December 19th

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