Arizona Coyotes vs Boston Bruins 1/28/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Boston Bruins and Arizona Coyotes meet Friday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena. The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing five of their last seven games.

The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 21 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 21 assists and David Pastrnak has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 54 goals on 626 shots faced, and Jeremy Swayman has allowed 36 goals on 440 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 12.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 16 goals, Phil Kessel has 22 assists and Lawson Crouse has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 71.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 50 goals on 477 shots faced, and Karel Vejmelka has given up 76 goals on 770 shots.

The Bruins are 9-3 in their last 12 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. The Coyotes are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 15-43 in their last 58 overall. The over is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The Bruins are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona.

The Boston Bruins have done some of their best work as of late on the road, and they’ve won 17 of the last 21 meetings against the Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes are a club that just can’t get out of their own way, and playing at home hasn’t helped much. I have to side with the Bruins here, and I’ll lay the PL for max betting value.