The Arizona Coyotes and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from the T-Mobile Arena on Friday night.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to rebound from a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last matchup. Conor Garland leads the Coyotes in scoring with 30 points including 10 goals and a team-high 20 assists while Phil Kessel has 29 points with a team-high 15 goals on the year. Clayton Keller and Jakob Chychrun each have 29 points with double-digit goal and assist totals this season as well for Arizona. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.7 goals on 26.5 shots with a 19.1% success rate on the PP while allowing 3 goals per game on 31.4 shots against with an 82.5% success rate on the PK this season.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be out to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to St. Louis in their last matchup. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 41 points including 12 goals and a team-high 29 assists while Max Pacioretty has 34 points with a team-high 18 goals and Shea Theodore has 29 points with 23 assists this season. William Karlson and Jonathan Marchessault each have 27 points with 10 goals and 17 assists respectively this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.2 goals per game on 31.7 shots with a 16.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 27.9 shots with an 85.1% success rate on the power play this season.
Arizona is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 8-22 in their last 30 games as a road underdog while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Vegas is 36-16 in their last 52 home games and 48-23 in their last 71 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game as a lot has happened in the two-plus months since the last time these two faced off. With that said, the over was a money maker in the first three games of the series and with how well the two sides have been scoring lately, I think the over is in play yet again so give me the over here.