Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 12/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+220) Golden Knights (-275)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where the Vegas Golden Knights (22-11-1) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (10-15-5) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Arizona at +220 while Vegas is at -275. The total has been set at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss against the Canadiens in their previous contest . Arizona accounted for 4 mins in the box for this game. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Coyotes had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 39 shots they looked to score on.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 126 power play tries (1st in professional hockey) and have come away with 29 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 1,051 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. Arizona has attempted 734 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.3%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 80 goals while notching 63 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona has tallied 102 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.61%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 25 points and their points percentage is sitting at .417. Regarding their scoring, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 83 goals (28th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 109.
The man protecting the net in this game is Karel Vejmelka. Vejmelka has participated in 74 games during his NHL career. He has accumulated a mark of 22-40-7 and got the start in 70 games. Opponents have racked up 238 goals versus Vejmelka in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 3.49. Vejmelka has seen 2,427 shots taken against him and he has 2,189 saves. He has a save percentage of .902 during his 4,086 minutes on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Vejmelka has compiled 33 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .471.
When they were on the ice last, Vegas faced off against the Sabres in a matchup where the Golden Knights took the defeat by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. The Golden Knights tallied 2 goals of the 43 shots on goal they pursued.
During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 110 goals, 45 points, and a points percentage of .662. They have allowed 94 goals to be scored by of a combination of 73 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have earned 86 goals at even strength and 24 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 96 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. Vegas has attempted 1,111 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.90%, while allowing their opponents 1,031 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their oppositions 84 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson in net. He has recorded 1,160 saves out of the 1,267 shots tried, giving him a save % of .916. Thompson has accrued a lifetime record of 24-13-3 and has been in goal for 42 games. He has made the start in 39 games and has racked up 2,425 mins. Thompson's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.8% and he has accumulated 21 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has allowed 107 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-275) and under 6.5 goals
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