Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-185) Coyotes (+160)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (35-11-2) are headed to Gila River Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (21-24-5). The Coyotes open this matchup at +160 while the Golden Knights are priced at -185. The total is set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights had a good night with a 5-2 victory against the Avalanche in their last outing. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 37 and the Corsi against was 50 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.5%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 44.0% and their PDO rating was 112.2 for this matchup. Vegas garnered 8 minutes in the box for this game. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive output in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.5%. They amassed 15 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to win the puck. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they converted 5 of the 26 shots they attempted.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have 126 power play tries (28th in professional hockey) and have racked up 17 goals in those chances. The Golden Knights have had 1,328 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .922. Vegas has taken 1,559 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 86 goals while earning 137 when they are on offense. Vegas comes into tonight with 147 power play opportunities and they have added 27 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 18.37%. For the current season, the have a total of 72 points and their points percentage comes in at .750. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have notched 164 goals (6th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 103.
The man in net for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has participated in 879 contests throughout his NHL career. He has earned a record of 488-276-82 and he started in 723 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,164 goals against Fleury in his career and his goals against average is 2.55. Fleury has had 24,907 shots taken against him and has accrued 22,743 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 50,859 mins between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Fleury has accumulated 400 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .553.
Their last time out, Arizona faced off against the Sharks in a matchup where the Coyotes took the loss by a score of 4-2. Arizona earned a 53.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 49.2% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 93 and their percentage of oZS was 78.4%. The Coyotes notched 2 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
The Coyotes are sitting with 99 goals at even strength and 32 goals (11th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has tried 1,355 shots (28th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the other team 1,523 shots. During this campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 131 goals, 47 points, and a points percentage of .470. They have recorded 162 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 19.75%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.26% on their oppositions 152 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%. They have granted a total of 158 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Darcy Kuemper protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals per game and he has conceded 552 goals altogether. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.3% and he has accumulated 125 quality starts in his pro career. He has made the start in 222 games and has racked up 13,419 mins. Kuemper holds a career record of 105-82-31 and has played in 239 contests. He has racked up 6,090 stops out of the 6,642 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-185)
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