Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+120) Blackhawks (-143)
Karel Vejmelka and the Arizona Coyotes go to United Center on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago Blackhawks. The moneyline on this game has the Coyotes priced at +120 and the Blackhawks are at -143. The total has been set at 4.5.
The Coyotes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-2 defeat against the Wild in their last contest. The Coyotes left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Arizona earned 6 minutes in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was sitting at 35 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 44.8%. They accumulated 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 57.7% and they had a PDO of 98.4 in this one.
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In terms of their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 21 goals (32nd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 53. For the current campaign, they have scored 3 points and their points percentage is sitting at .115. Arizona has accumulated 31 power play chances and they have scored 3 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 9.68%. While at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 38 goals while getting 18 as an offensive unit. Arizona has tried 330 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 6.4%. The Coyotes have had 413 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .872. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 41 power play opportunities (13th in the NHL) and have a total of 15 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Karel Vejmelka. Opponents have tallied 28 goals versus Vejmelka in his NHL career and his goals against average is 3.20. Vejmelka has played in 11 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is .902 during his 524 mins in the crease. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 0-8-1 and was named the starter in 9 games. During his career on the ice, Vejmelka is sitting with 4 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .444. Vejmelka has seen 287 shots taken against him and has recorded 259 total saves.
Their last time out, Chicago played the Penguins in a game where the Blackhawks earned a victory by a final of 3-2. Chicago had a 32.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Chicago played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 34.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Penguins earning a 55 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 104 and their percentage of oZS was 46.7%. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal.
Chicago has put up 409 shots (11th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.33%, while allowing their opponents 454 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 88.89% on their opponents 45 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.0%. They have recorded 50 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Blackhawks have tallied 20 goals at even strength and 10 goals (8th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 45 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 30 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .286.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 2,200 goals altogether. Fleury's quality start percentage sits at 55.2% and he has made 406 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 736 contests and has racked up 51,592 minutes. Fleury holds a career mark of 494-283-82 and has been in goal for 892 games. He has gathered 23,084 saves out of the 25,284 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+120)
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