Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Preview

03 / 28 / 2024 By Ally Mielnicki

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The Nashville Predators (43-25-4) seek to add onto their winning streak as they face the Arizona Coyotes (30-37-5) on Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 PM ET. ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook has the Predators favored with a moneyline at -171.

When: March 28, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

Where: Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona


Nashville Predators Preview

The Predators have found success in their last six games and seek another against a divisional opponent. Their latest win was a 5-4 overtime thriller over the Vegas Golden Knights, with Roman Josi scoring the final goal on the comeback victory.

They had to score three goals in the third period to even force overtime against the Golden Knights, which is not an ideal situation to be in a majority of the time. Exceptional play all around came from Filip Forsberg (40 G, 81 PTS) and Josi (54 AST) who added the finishing touches.

The offensive performance of the Predators shows ongoing enhancement throughout the season, with an average of 3.25 goals per game from 31.6 attempted shots. Their power play success has maintained around 20.3 percent, resulting in 48 goals scored against 49 allowed.

Defensively, there has been a steady improvement, as they are allowing only 2.92 goals on average from 30.1 shots, indicating a commendable defensive effort. They typically score more goals than their opponents, offering a healthy ratio between the two averages. Their penalty kill efficiency slightly surpasses that of the Coyotes, standing at 77.2 percent.

Arizona Coyotes Preview

The Coyotes have gone 3-2 in their last five games and need to find consistency while at home. Their most recent battle was a 6-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, where Josh Doan made his debut with two goals.

They will need excellent offensive performances from Clayton Keller (63 PTS, 30 G) and Matias Maccelli (36 A) to have a shot here. They have great momentum from their last victory, especially after posting six goals at home.

The Coyotes are getting 2.93 goals and taking 27.4 shots a game. Their power play performances are similar to the Predators’, as they have scored 47 goals, allowed 56 from opponents, and have a power play percentage at 22.0.

They are allowing their opponents to average 3.28 goals and fire off 31.8 shot attempts each game. Looking at their offense, they are giving up more goals per game than they can score themselves. They also boast a solid penalty kill percentage at 76.5.

Betting Odds

ZenSports Tennessee sportsbook gives you the best opportunity for NHL bets. The Nashville Predators are favored to succeed on the road, as they are 22-10-3 in that regard. As for the Coyotes, they are 19-17-0 at home, but have won three out of their last four in this arena.

Arizona Coyotes: +133

Puck Line: +1.5 (-181)

Nashville Predators: -171

Puck Line: -1.5 (+140)

Total Goals: Over 6.0 (-118), Under 6.0 (-108)

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