Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+295) Oilers (-385)
Rogers Place is where the Edmonton Oilers (36-25-5) will try to beat the Arizona Coyotes (20-40-4) on Monday. The odds on this game have Arizona at +295 while Edmonton is opening at -385. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Arizona Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 4-2 loss to the Flames in their last outing. Arizona compiled 6 penalty mins in this contest. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play but didn't get a goal. The Coyotes offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 of the 18 shots they put on goal.
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With respect to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 165 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 228. For the current season, they sit with 44 points and their points percentage is .344. Arizona has 163 power play chances and they have notched 22 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 13.50%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 175 goals while earning 143 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona has tried 1,640 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Coyotes have had 2,260 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .899. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 199 power play tries (9th in the NHL) and have earned 53 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Karel Vejmelka. In his career, Vejmelka has tallied 17 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .472. His save percentage currently is at .904 for his 2,107 minutes played. Vejmelka has seen 1,241 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,122 total saves. The opposition has notched 119 goals against Vejmelka in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.39. He has an overall mark of 10-25-1 and he has gotten the start in 36 games. Vejmelka has participated in 38 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Edmonton played the Flames in a matchup where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a score of 9-5. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this game and recorded 3 goals out of those tries. The Oilers notched 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
The Oilers have earned 172 goals at even strength and 52 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. Edmonton has attempted 2,211 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.13%, while allowing the opposition 2,092 shots. So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 224 goals, 77 points, in addition to a points percentage of .583. They have recorded 198 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.26%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.59% on the other teams 205 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.7%. They have permitted 215 goals to be scored by way of 167 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Mike Smith in net. Smith holds a career mark of 290-263-78 and has participated in 661 games. Smith's quality start percentage sits at 52.9% and he has made 327 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 17,575 saves out of 19,280 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,705 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 618 contests and has played 37,719 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-385)
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