Arizona Coyotes vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+188) Canucks (-230)
The Arizona Coyotes (11-30-4) are headed to Rogers Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Vancouver Canucks (20-20-6). The odds on this game have the Coyotes at +188 while the Canucks are priced at -230. The total is set at 6.
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 defeat against the Flames in their last game. Arizona compiled 7 penalty minutes in this contest. The Coyotes didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. In addition, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to make the most of that try. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 28 shots they tried.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents have tallied 152 power play opportunities (2nd in professional hockey) and have racked up 41 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 1,547 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Arizona has attempted 1,162 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.4%. While playing at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 124 goals while scoring 83 themselves. Arizona has accumulated 119 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 12.61%. For the current season, they have scored 26 points and their points percentage is .289. In the matter of their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 98 goals (30th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 165.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Karel Vejmelka. Opponents have scored 83 goals versus Vejmelka in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 3.42. Vejmelka has been in net for 27 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .903 during his 1,455 mins in the crease. He has an overall mark of 6-18-1 and he has started in 25 games. Over the course of his pro career, Vejmelka has recorded 12 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .480. Vejmelka has had 855 shots against him and has recorded 772 total saves.
In their last outing, Vancouver faced the Predators in a matchup where the Canucks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-2. The Canucks earned 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but were not able to net one.
The Canucks have accumulated 84 goals at even strength and 28 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has attempted 1,485 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 7.54%, while allowing the other team 1,444 shots. During this campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 112 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a total of 148 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.92%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 69.92% on the other teams 133 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.5%. They have allowed 123 goals to be scored by way of 83 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Thatcher Demko patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has relinquished 294 goals altogether. Demko's quality start percentage sits at 57.3% and he has qualified for 59 quality starts in his career. He has started in 103 contests and has played for a total of 6,228 mins. Demko holds a lifetime record of 51-46-6 and has participated in 106 contests. He has a tally of 3,067 stops out of 3,361 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+188)
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