Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes 1/22/24

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes 1/22/24 NHL Analysis, Best Picks and Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins (21-15-6) vs. Arizona Coyotes (21-19-3)


Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes 1/22/24 – On Monday, January 22, 2024, Pittsburgh is set to face the Arizona Coyotes at home, making this game of immense significance in their quest for positions within the NHL Regular Season. Let’s evaluate both team’s offensive and defensive strengths so as to form an accurate picture of daily matchup picks.


The Pittsburgh Penguins, with an NHL record of 21-15-6, have proven themselves a formidable team this season. Led by offensive stars Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby – two proven leaders who can light up any scoreboard when given their chances – have proven this. These leaders have played pivotal roles in driving team success by either finding ways into their opponents’ nets themselves or opening opportunities for teammates.


Arizona Coyotes (21-19-3) have also shown off their offensive prowess this season, led by Clayton Keller with 17 goals and 22 assists over 43 games he played – yet their defense remains vulnerable, earning themselves a negative plus/minus rating to signify improvements are necessary in defensive play. Matias Maccelli added depth with 7 goals and 22 assists while Lawson Crouse led an explosive offensive lineup; both left wingers will need tighten up defensively to compete with Pittsburgh Penguin’s high scoring line up.


Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes 1/22/24 Game Info


When: Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
Where: Mullett Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Tristan Jarry vs. Goaltender Connor Ingram


Tristan Jarry will serve as goaltending anchor for the Penguins this season and has played 29 games – 12 wins, 12 losses and four overtime losses with an overall goals-against average (GAA) of 2.48; making 706 saves with a save percentage of 0.916.


Jarry will face off against Coyotes goaltender Connor Ingram in this game – Ingram has played 28 games this year for Arizona with 15 wins, 9 losses and one overtime loss (GAA of 2.51). Connor Ingram has made 732 saves at an outstanding save percentage of 0.918; their goaltending matchup promises to be key as both goalies can make game-altering saves in this matchup.


Goaltenders play an instrumental role in every game as they attempt to deny opposing team’s star offensive players from scoring goals and alter the course of gameplay.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As for betting odds for this matchup, they have yet to be established; but, it is crucial that as game day nears you keep tabs on them in order to make informed betting decisions.


Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends


The Penguins have experienced mixed results recently, going 2-3 in their last five matches overall and 2-3 when it comes to covering the spread (although 11-10 on road games against it!). Their totals have gone OVER in none of these five matches but many high scoring home matches see totals go over; 8 of 21 home matches produced an Over score.


Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends


The Phoenix Coyotes have been more consistent over time, going 3-2 over their past five games and an outstanding 5-0 mark against the spread in those five contests – not including 13-8 road performances against spread. Their games also tend to feature high scoring totals; going over in four out of their past five and 13 out of 22 home appearances respectively.


Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Arizona Coyotes 1/22/24 Betting Picks


As evidenced by recent trends and team performances, both teams possess their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. One notable strength for the Coyotes in recent games has been their strength against the spread; additionally they’ve shown consistent scoring which could pose problems for Penguins defense.


As far as which team would make for the ideal pick in this matchup, the Coyotes may prove themselves superior by capitalizing on recent form and offensive prowess. Prop bets, over/under betting opportunities or any other opportunities offered by sportsbooks should all be thoroughly explored prior to making your choice.


With recent team performance and betting trends considered, it appears as though Arizona Coyotes may hold an edge in this matchup; however, in sports’ ever-shifting landscape anything can happen on sports game predictions can anticipate an exciting contest with plenty of action happening both ends of the ice!


Free Pick and Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Arizona Coyotes 4


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