Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+163) Golden Knights (-204)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (1-1-1) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (3-0-0). The Coyotes open this matchup at +163 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -204. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 2 loss to the Golden Knights in their previous contest. The Coyotes didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the game, they finished 2 of the 32 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Arizona had 10 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 31 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 and the Fenwick against sat at 23, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.1%. They took 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost 24 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 66.1% and they had a PDO of 80.0 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up a total of 28 shots. They had 10 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
The man protecting the goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has totaled 122 minutes defending the net this season. Kuemper is surrendering an average of 2.95 goals per contest which puts him at 8th in the Western Conference and 17th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 6 goals. His save percentage is .903 which puts him at 8th in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 10 goals which ranks 7th in the conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, which puts them at 19th in the league. The Coyotes have earned a total of 3 points, which ranks 17th in the league and 8th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 95 which ranks 7th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. As a team, Arizona has a total of 66 hits which means they are averaging 22 per game. They have earned a total of 31 blocks for the year.
In their win against Arizona, Vegas wound up with a 42.5% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 31 while they allowed a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.9% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Coyotes having earned a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 120.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 33.9%. The Golden Knights netted 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Coyotes had 5 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Vegas conceded 32 shots on goal and the Coyotes had 10 minutes in the box.
In goal for Vegas is Robin Lehner who is playing well this year by allowing only 2.01 goals per contest and that ranks him 3rd among West goalies and 9th in the NHL among goalies. In the 120 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 4 goals. He holds a save % of .926, which has him placed 4th among West goalies and 10th in the NHL among goalies. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with +6. They currently have a total of 11 goals for this year which ranks them 2nd in the conference. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .934 which is good for 5th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 12.2% putting them at 2nd in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+163)
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