Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 4/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+196) Golden Knights (-224)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (25-11-2) play the Arizona Coyotes (19-16-5) at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The Golden Knights open this game at -224 while the Coyotes are priced at +196. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 loss against the Kings in their last contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.7% and they had a PDO of 97.7 for this game. They had a tally of 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.2%. The Corsi for the Coyotes was sitting at 40 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 44.9%. Arizona tallied 4 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive performance in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 27 shots they tried.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 126 power play opportunities (6th in hockey) and have earned 22 goals in those attempts. The Coyotes have had 1,255 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Arizona has taken 1,060 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.1%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 98 goals while earning 81 when they are on offense. Arizona skates onto the rink with 136 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 19.12%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 43 points and their points percentage is .538. When talking about scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 107 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 120.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Adin Hill. Hill has played in 43 contests throughout his hockey career. He has an overall mark of 17-17-4 and he started in 36 games. Opponents have tallied 106 goals versus Hill in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.81. Hill has seen 1,147 shots taken against him and has amassed 1,041 total saves. He has a save percentage of .908 during his 2,267 mins on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Hill has tallied 16 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .444.
In their last contest, Vegas faced the Blues in an outing where the Golden Knights took a loss by a tally of 3-1. They had a PDO of 93 and their oZS percentage was 69.4%. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 57.1% with a Fenwick of 56 and the Blues having earned a 42 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights had 1 goal of the 51 shots on goal they were seeking. Vegas wound up with a 60.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched a total of 120 goals, 52 points, as well as a points percentage of .684. They have allowed 86 goals to be scored by of a combination of 71 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights have accumulated 100 goals at even strength and 20 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 118 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 16.95%. Vegas has tried 1,203 shots (8th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.98%, while allowing the other team 1,062 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.15% on their oppositions 101 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.9%.
Across the rink you will find Robin Lehner defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has conceded 787 goals overall. Lehner's rate of quality starts is 56.8% and he has qualified for 166 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 292 games and has racked up 17,489 minutes. Lehner has a lifetime record of 123-121-47 and has played in 311 games. He has accounted for 8,822 saves out of the 9,609 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+196)
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