Arizona Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/22/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-290) Red Wings (+235)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (9-24-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) play the Arizona Coyotes (20-13-4, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The Coyotes open this matchup at -290 while the Red Wings are priced at +235. The O/U has been set at 6. The Coyotes are covering 46.9% of the time, having gone 15-17 SU. The Red Wings are covering 25.0% of the time, going 9-27 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 20 wins and 13 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 100 goals which ranks 9th in the Western Conference and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, ranking them 13th in the league. The Coyotes have compiled a total of 44 points, which ranks 10th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 1,144 which ranks 6th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league. As a group, Arizona has compiled a total of 689 hits which means they have an average of 18.6 per contest. They have compiled a total of 453 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Arizona is Antti Raanta from Rauma, Finland. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 728 minutes protecting the net for the campaign. Khudobin is surrendering 2.72 GAA which has him ranked 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 22nd among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has allowed 33 goals. His save percentage is .919 which has him ranked 10th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 8 - 5 loss to the Minnesota Wild in their last game. The Coyotes had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the defeat. In this matchup, they converted 5 of the 40 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. Arizona ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 62 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against sat at 37, meaning they had a rate of 54.9%. They won 37 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 58.8% and they had a PDO of 81.8 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Minnesota Wild racked up a total of 33 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 12 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play attempts.
The Red Wings will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 9 wins and 24 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL with -61. They currently have a total of 79 goals for this year which is 16th in the conference. Detroit has a save % as a team of .881 which currently has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 7.8% putting them at 15th in the East. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a rough year by allowing 3.26 goals per contest and that has him 27th among East goaltenders and 56th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,234 minutes he's played this year, he has surrendered 67 goals. His save percentage is .896, which has him sitting 27th among East goaltenders and 50th among goalies in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5 - 3. In their game, Detroit went home with a 32.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 26 while the opposition had a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage was 33.8% by notching a Fenwick of 23 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 45 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO of 100.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 32.4%. The Red Wings netted 3 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Detroit gave up 39 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+235)
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