Coyotes vs Canucks Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/16/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+127) Canucks (-140)
Adin Hill and the Arizona Coyotes (26-18-5, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Rogers Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks (25-18-4, 4th in the Pacific Division). The Canucks open this contest at -140 while the Coyotes are priced at +127. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Coyotes are covering 47.7% of the time, having gone 21-23 SU. The Canucks are covering 50.0% of the time, going 22-22 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 26 victories and 18 losses, putting them at 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 137 goals which has them at 9th in the conference and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is +12, putting them at 11th in the league. The Coyotes currently have a total of 57 pts, which has them at 8th in the league and 3rd in the West. When discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,523 which has them at 4th in the West and 7th in the league. As a unit, Arizona has obtained a total of 917 hits which has them averaging 18.7 per game. They currently have a total of 597 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Arizona is Adin Hill from Comox, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has been on the ice a total of 322 minutes minding the goal for the campaign. Hill is conceding 2.61 goals per game which has him sitting 9th among West goalies and 21st among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 14 goals. He has a save percentage of .917 which has him sitting 11th among West goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 3 win against the San Jose Sharks in their last game. The Coyotes had a solid offensive outing in the win. In this outing, they netted 6 out of the 40 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Arizona had 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 56 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against sat at 37, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.9%. They won 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 40.7% and they had a PDO of 105.2 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks put up 28 shots. They ended the game with 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The Canucks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 25 victories and 18 losses. In connection with goal differential, they rank 5th in the conference and 13th in the NHL with +6. They have earned a total of 152 goals for the year which ranks 3rd in the West. Vancouver has a team save % of .905 which has them sitting 15th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.2% putting them at 4th in the West. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.77 GAA and that has him ranked 12th among Western Conference goalies and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,952 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has allowed 90 goals. His save % is .914, which places him at 12th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks faced the Winnipeg Jets in an outing where the Canucks took the defeat by a final of 4 - 0. For this game, Vancouver went home with a 62.8% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 59 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 35. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 62.3% with a Fenwick of 48 and the Jets finishing with a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 85.0 and their oZS percentage was 51.6%. The Canucks converted 0 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Jets had 3 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Vancouver allowed 25 shots on goal and the Jets earned 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-140)
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