Arizona vs Boston: prediction for the NHL game
Arizona have almost no chance of leaving the last line of the Western Conference table. The Coyotes are in poor shape and lost three games in a row - to the Islanders (0:4), the Rangers (3:7), and Pittsburgh (3:6).
The Coyotes aren't convincing at the home court. They lost in 13 out of 19 home matches in regulation time and conceded at least four goals per game. Moreover, today Arizona will be playing without Ryan Dzingel and Dysin Mayo.
Boston are having a solid season. They are occupying the 8th line in the standings and could have improved their position if they had won the last two games. After a victory over Winnipeg (3:2), the Bruins were defeated by Anaheim (3:5) and Colorado (3:4 OT) away.
However, the Bruins haven't lost more than two games in a row this season. Bruce Cassidy's men demonstrate decent performance on their travels and usually score no less than three goals per game.
Boston scored more than 3 goals in 3 out of 5 games against Arizona.
In 3 out of 5 games of Boston, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Boston are a clear favorite in this fixture - the Bruins won the last 10 head-to-head games in regulation. The Coyotes are on a losing streak and we don't think that they will be able to put up a fight.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Boston
Previous games of Boston were high-scoring, and the same can be said about Arizona. We believe that together the opponents will be able score at least six goals.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals