Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-137) Avalanche (-108)
The Arizona Coyotes (8-23-3) are headed to Ball Arena on Friday where they will take on the Colorado Avalanche (22-8-3). The moneyline on this contest has the Coyotes at -137 and the Avalanche are at -108. The total has been set at 6.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Maple Leafs in their previous outing. Arizona tallied 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Coyotes left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the victory. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 18 shots they attempted.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have racked up 74 goals (30th in hockey) this season and have given up 126. For the current campaign, they have scored 19 points and their points percentage comes in at .279. Arizona has compiled 90 power play chances and they have tallied 13 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 14.44%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 94 goals while having 61 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona has taken 903 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.2%. The Coyotes have had 1,146 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 117 power play tries (4th in the NHL) and have scored 32 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Scott Wedgewood. In his career, Wedgewood has 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .380. His save percentage is .899 for his 3,199 mins played. Wedgewood has had 1,671 shots against him and has accrued 1,503 saves. The opposition has scored 168 goals against Wedgewood in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 3.15. He has amassed an overall record of 14-27-11 and he was named the starter in 50 games. Wedgewood has been involved in 57 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Colorado faced off against the Predators in a matchup where the Avalanche took the loss by a score of 5-4. The Avalanche had 4 goals out of the 44 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and netted 1 goal out of those attempts.
Colorado has taken 1,149 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.36%, while allowing the opposition 1,012 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 72.00% on their opponents 100 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.2%. They have earned 128 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.22%. The Avalanche have accumulated 111 goals at even strength and 31 goals (2nd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 109 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 142 goals, 47 points, in addition to a points percentage of .712.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper defending the net. Teams are averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has given up 624 goals in total. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 55.8% and he has accumulated 139 quality starts in his career. He has started in 249 games and has played 14,943 mins. Kuemper has earned a career mark of 122-88-33 and has participated in 266 contests. He has recorded 6,782 saves out of the 7,406 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-108)
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