Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-160) Coyotes (+140)
Gila River Arena is the venue where Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (2-2-1) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (4-1-0) on Sunday. The Coyotes open this contest at +140 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -160. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 defeat against the Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For the outing, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas had a total of 12 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 40 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 55.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 while the Fenwick against was 25, telling us they have a rate of 60.3%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 15 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 47.8% and they had a PDO of 87.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Arizona Coyotes earned a total of 26 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they tallied 6 power play attempts.
In net for Vegas is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 179 mins minding the goal for the campaign. Lehner is allowing 2.68 goals per contest which has him placed 8th among West goalies and 16th in the NHL. For the season, he has surrendered 8 goals. He holds a save % of .899 which has him placed 10th among West goalies. So far this year, they have converted a total of 18 goals which puts them at 1st in the conference and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 4th in the NHL. The Golden Knights have a total of 8 points, which puts them at 5th in the NHL and 2nd in the West. When talking about shots at the opposition, they have a total of 150 which puts them at 6th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a group, Vegas has collected a total of 124 hits which has them averaging 24.8 per contest. They have a total of 77 blocks for this year.
In their win over Vegas, Arizona had a 44.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 40 while they conceded a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick rate was 39.7% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 38 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO of 112.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.2%. The Coyotes netted 5 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 6 power play chances in this one and converted 2 out of those attempts. As for the opposition, the Golden Knights had 4 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Arizona gave up 31 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up 12 penalty minutes.
In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a rough year by allowing 3.23 goals per game and that ranks him 13th among Western Conference goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies. In the 242 minutes he has played, he's allowed 13 goals. His save % is .893, which ranks him 13th among Western Conference goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies. When looking at goal differential, they currently sit 7th in the conference and 16th in the NHL with 0. They have compiled a total of 17 goals for the year which is 4th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a team save percentage of .892 which currently has them sitting 22nd in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 11.8% which is good for 4th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+140) and under 5.5 goals
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