Arizona Coyotes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+290) Penguins (-350)
PPG Paints Arena is the location where the Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Coyotes at +290 and the Penguins are priced at -350. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win over the Predators in their last game of last season. Arizona accumulated 9 penalty mins in this game. The Coyotes had a good offensive outing and it showed in this win. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. For the game, they scored on 5 of the 27 shots they tried.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents had 256 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and scored 64 goals in those chances. The Coyotes had 2,910 shots tried against them and held a save percentage of .894. Arizona attempted 2,121 shots and held a shot percentage of 9.7%. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes allowed 245 goals while having 178. Arizona had 202 power play chances and tallied 28 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 13.86%. For last year, they had 57 points and their points percentage finished at .348. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes accounted for 206 goals (32nd in hockey) during the previous year and conceded 309.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Karel Vejmelka. Vejmelka has participated in 52 matchups during his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall record of 13-32-3 and he has gotten the start in 49 games. The opposition has been able to score 170 goals against Vejmelka in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.68. Vejmelka has had 1,669 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,499 saves. His save percentage is at .898 in his 2,773 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vejmelka has recorded 22 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .449.
In their last game of last year, Pittsburgh faced off against the Rangers in a game where the Penguins went home in defeat by a final score of 4-3. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this outing and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Penguins scored 3 goals of the 42 shots on goal they took.
The Penguins earned 219 goals at even strength and 50 goals (16th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Pittsburgh put up 2,849 shots (6th in pro hockey) and earned a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the opposition 2,576 shots. Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins had a total of 269 goals, 103 points, and a points percentage of .628. They allowed 222 goals to be scored by way of 189 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. They had a tally of 248 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.16%. They earned a penalty kill rate of 84.43% on the other team's 212 chances on the power play, and their save percentage came in at 91.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Tristan Jarry patrolling the crease. He has racked up 4,181 saves out of 4,570 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .915. Jarry is sitting with a lifetime record of 93-47-13 and has played in 159 games. He was named a starter in 151 contests and has played for a total of 9,069 mins. Jarry's quality start rate comes in at 61.6% and he has qualified for 93 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has relinquished 389 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+290)
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