Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-155) Coyotes (+135)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (4-0-0) travel to Gila River Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (1-2-1). The Golden Knights open this contest at -155 while the Coyotes are priced at +135. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 win over the Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in this win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on. They also had 7 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Vegas racked up a total of 8 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 43 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Their Fenwick was 22 while the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.5%. They took 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 47.4% and they had a PDO of 114.4 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes put up 23 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 14 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The goaltender for Vegas is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has racked up 120 minutes defending the net for the year. Lehner is giving up 2.01 goals against average which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goalies and 10th in the NHL among goalies. So far this season, he has allowed 4 goals. He has a save percentage of .926 which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goalies. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 16 goals which ranks them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 1st in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 8 points, which ranks them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 119 which ranks them 7th in the West and 12th in the league. As a group, Vegas has collected a total of 103 hits which has them averaging 25.8 per game. They have compiled a total of 62 blocks for the season.
In their loss to Vegas, Arizona wound up with a 58.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 43 while they gave up a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.5% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 22 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 85.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 52.6%. The Coyotes converted 2 goals of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Golden Knights had 7 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Arizona conceded 29 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes.
In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a rough year by giving up 3.63 GAA and that places him 11th among Western Conference goalies and 26th among goalies in the NHL. In the 182 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 11 goals. He has a save % of .879, which has him sitting 12th among Western Conference goalies and 27th among goalies in the NHL. in respect to goal differential, they sit 11th in the West and 25th in the NHL with -3. They have compiled a total of 12 goals for this year which puts them at 6th in the conference. Arizona has a save % as a team of .881 which has them ranked 28th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.2% which is good for 4th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+135)
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