Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 2/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+345) Avalanche (-455)
Ball Arena is the location where the Colorado Avalanche (32-8-3) will meet the Arizona Coyotes (10-29-4) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Arizona at +345 while Colorado is at -455. The total has been set at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-1 defeat against the Sabres their last time out. Arizona garnered 6 penalty mins in this game. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents have 146 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have scored 41 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 1,457 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .891. Arizona has tried 1,110 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.5%. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes let the opposition score 118 goals while having 79 as an offensive unit. Arizona skates onto the rink with 115 power play opportunities and they have scored 15 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 13.04%. For the current season, they have 24 points and their points % is .279. Regarding scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 94 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 159.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Karel Vejmelka. Opponents have racked up 79 goals versus Vejmelka in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 3.39. Vejmelka has participated in 26 matchups during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .902 during his 1,397 mins between the pipes. He has earned a record of 6-17-1 and he started in 24 games. For his professional hockey career, Vejmelka has tallied 11 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .458. Vejmelka has seen 805 shots taken against him and he has 726 saves.
When they took the ice last, Colorado went up against the Sabres in a game where the Avalanche took home the victory by a tally of 4-1. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Avalanche converted 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried.
Colorado has tried 1,500 shots (5th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.87%, while allowing the other team 1,333 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.34% on their oppositions 131 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.5%. They have a total of 160 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.63%. The Avalanche have tallied 137 goals at even strength and 41 goals (1st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 126 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 178 goals, 67 points, as well as a points percentage of .779.
Across the rink you will find Darcy Kuemper protecting the goal. Kuemper has earned a career record of 127-88-33 and has been in goal for 272 games. Kuemper's rate of quality starts sits at 56.5% and he has accumulated 144 quality starting assignments in his career. He has racked up 6,941 stops out of 7,573 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has surrendered 632 goals altogether. He has made the start in 255 games and his ice time sits at 15,274 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+345)
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