Looking to win big? The Islanders and Coyotes face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Coyotes are hosting the game at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 5.5 goals, and the Coyotes are favored to win at home vs. the Islanders.


The Pick: Arizona Coyotes -1.5

This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.


  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Islanders winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Islanders on the moneyline (-114)
  • The Islanders are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Islanders Have a Shot at a Road Win?

This season, the Islanders have put together an overall record of 17-11-10. When playing on the road, New York has gone 7-7-4, while their home record stands at 10-4-6. In the Eastern Metropolitan division, they are currently 3rd, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 6th.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, New York has a 20-17 record. On the road they are 12-5 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is8-12. This season, New York's games are averaging 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6. The Islanders currently have an over/under record of 22-14-1.

New York has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Islanders are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. The New York offense is ranked 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 4th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for New York's offense is Brock Nelson. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 21st in the NHL. Nelson also comes into the game with 15 assists.

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Goalie Ilya Sorokin gets the start and has made 24 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-6, and his save percentage is 1.0%.

Does Arizona Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Through 36 games, the Coyotes have achieved an overall record of 19-15-2. When on the road, Arizona holds a 7-9-2 record, while they are 12-6-0 when playing at home. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference.

Arizona is 19-17 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 10-8 compared to 9-9 at home. This season, Arizona's games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Coyotes come in with an over/under performance of 19-16-1.

In their last three home games, Arizona has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team's record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. Arizona's offense comes into the game ranked 13th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Arizona's offense is Lawson Crouse. Coming into the game he has 16 goals, ranking 29th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 8 assists so far.

Arizona defense takes on the Islanders ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Arizona. They alsso are 2nd in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Connor Ingram has started 21 games in this season. His current record is 13-7, and his save percentage stands at 0.8137254901960784%.