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Prediction for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes match, which will take place on January 26. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Pittsburgh is having another excellent regular season. The Penguins' current squad is hardly one of the strongest in the league, which doesn't prevent Mike Sullivan from getting the best out of his men. The Pennsylvanians initially had to do without Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but they kept the pace and, after the return of their leaders, they became unstoppable. In the last 18 meetings, the Black and Yellow have scored 16 wins, and their current unbeaten streak is five games long. They are already in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, while their losing record is already second place in the standings.
Arizona is once again one of the NHL's top underdogs, with no chance of making the playoffs. What Cup ambitions are we talking about when the Coyotes have failed to pick up a single win in their opening 11 games of the season? Gradually, the Coyotes have been clinging to points and occasionally even winning, but that's not enough to erase their disappointing start to the regular season. In their last 12 meetings, André Turigny's team has managed five wins and seven losses. Even so, Arizona still sits in last place in the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Pittsburgh and Arizona are very different teams. While the Penguins are on an insane run, winning 16 of their last 18 games to break into the group of leaders in the East, the Coyotes have failed again in the regular season, finishing in last place in the West. The statistics for their head-to-head encounters also speak in favour of the Pennsylvanians, who have beaten the Coyotes in their previous six meetings, while Mike Sullivan's team has been stronger in six games in a row with a combined score of 25:3. As a result, we suggest betting on Pittsburgh to win with a handicap (-2.5) for 2.10.
Pittsburgh can hardly be considered the league's best team in terms of defensive solidity. After all, Mike Sullivan always tends to play attacking hockey. Nevertheless, the Pennsylvanians have played surprisingly well defensively in their head-to-head encounter with Arizona. In the last five head-to-head meetings, the Penguins have allowed just one puck (0.20 average per game) against the Coyotes, an incredibly low figure which is hard to ignore. Now, we suggest betting on an individual Arizona total under 1.5 pucks for 2.17 betway.
Jeff Carter continues to have a great stretch of his career for Pittsburgh. His scoring output had already surged at the end of last season when he moved from California to Pennsylvania, and now the 37-year-old hockey player maintains the same level. In 35 games played, the Canadian has 25 points (12 goals + 13 assists), and he doesn't have to share the postseason with the leaders, which does not prevent him from being one of the highest-scoring players on the Penguins. In such a situation, we suggest betting on Jeff Carter Total Over 0.5 for 1.9.