Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+155) Golden Knights (-188)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes go to T-Mobile Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Vegas Golden Knights. The moneyline on this matchup has the Coyotes priced at +155 and the Golden Knights are at -188. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Coyotes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 3 win over the Sharks their last time out. The Coyotes had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 26 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Arizona ended up with a total of 12 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 48 and the Corsi against was 50 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 49.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 and the Fenwick against was 37, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.3%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 12 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 52.2% and they had a PDO of 114.2 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the San Jose Sharks put up 34 shots. They ended the game with 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 4 power play attempts.
The man in goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 63 minutes minding the goal for the season. Kuemper is surrendering 2.86 goals per contest which has him ranked 6th among West goalies and 14th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 3 goals. He's earned a save % of .914 which has him ranked 4th among West goalies. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 8 goals which ranks 5th in the conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which puts them at 10th in the NHL. The Coyotes currently have a total of 3 points, which ranks 12th in the NHL and 5th in the West. in respect to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 63 which ranks 8th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. As a team, Arizona has collected a total of 38 hits which means they have an average of 19 per game. They currently have a total of 23 blocks for the year.
The Golden Knights played the Ducks in a matchup where the Golden Knights got the victory by a score of 2 - 1. Vegas went home with a 57.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 59 while they surrendered a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate was 60.6% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Ducks finishing with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 102.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 61.3%. The Golden Knights converted 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but didn't score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Ducks had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Vegas gave way to 22 shots on goal and the Ducks had a total of 2 minutes in the box.
In net for Vegas is Robin Lehner who is having a solid season by allowing only 2.00 goals per game and that ranks him 3rd among Western Conference goalies and 8th in the NHL among goalies. In the 60 mins he's been on the ice, he's allowed 2 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .909, which ranks him 6th among Western Conference goalies and 16th in the NHL among goalies. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the NHL with +4. They have earned a total of 7 goals for the year which ranks them 6th in the conference. Vegas has a team save % of .932 which has them 8th in the NHL, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.3% putting them at 7th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-188)
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