Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Point Spread Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-113) Golden Knights (+102)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (15-8-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (12-11-4, 4th in the Pacific Division). The Golden Knights open this matchup at +102 while the Coyotes are coming in at -113. The O/U opens at 6. The Coyotes are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 11-11 SU. The Golden Knights are covering 40.0% of the time, going 10-15 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game with a record of 15 wins and 8 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 71 goals which has them at 11th in the West and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +11, ranking them 6th in the league. The Coyotes have compiled a total of 33 points, which has them at 6th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In the matter of shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 780 which has them at 10th in the conference and 20th in the league. As a group, Arizona currently has a total of 376 hits which has them averaging 14.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 301 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played 1,033 minutes defending the net for the season. Kuemper is conceding an average of 2.03 goals per game which has him ranked 1st among Western Conference goaltenders and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 35 goals. He has a save percentage of .932 which has him ranked 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in their previous game. The Coyotes had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. For this game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 28 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Arizona ended up with 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 39 and the Corsi against at even strength was 48 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.8%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.4%. They took 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 96.7 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks racked up 34 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Golden Knights will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 12 victories and 11 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 9th in the West and 17th in the NHL with -1. They have a total of 79 goals for the year which has them sitting at 5th in the Western Conference. Vegas has a team save percentage of .906 which has them ranked 14th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 8.7% which is good for 13th in the conference. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an ok season by allowing 2.54 GAA and that has him 7th in the Western Conference and 12th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,159 mins he's played this season, he has given up 49 goals. His save % is .919, which has him sitting 10th in the Western Conference and 15th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights squared up with the Nashville Predators in a game where the Golden Knights ended up with the victory by a score of 4 - 3. For this outing, Vegas had a 47.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 41 and the other team having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate was 45.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Predators ending the game with a 36 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vegas played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 106.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Golden Knights notched 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Predators had 2 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Vegas gave up 34 shots on goal and the Predators ended up with 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (-113)
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