Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-162) Coyotes (+136)
The Arizona Coyotes (6-22-3) are welcoming the Chicago Blackhawks (11-17-5) at Gila River Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Chicago at -162 while Arizona is at +136. The total is 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss to the Avalanche their last time on the ice. Chicago accounted for 11 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Blackhawks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this defeat. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 out of the 31 shots they put on net.
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The Blackhawks have had 1,054 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .894. At even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 88 goals while scoring 54 as an offensive unit. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 98 power play opportunities (13th in the league) and have scored 24 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 27 points and their points percentage is sitting at .409. Chicago has taken 926 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.0%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 74 goals (29th in the NHL) this year and have allowed 112. Chicago has accumulated 106 power play opportunities and they have added 20 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 18.87%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have tallied 2,228 goals versus Fleury in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Fleury has been involved in 904 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .913 during his 52,322 mins in the crease. He has accumulated an overall mark of 501-286-84 and he started in 748 games. Over the course of his career, Fleury has compiled 414 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .553. Fleury has seen 25,659 shots against him and has recorded 23,431 saves.
In their last contest, Arizona played the Jets in an outing where the Coyotes took the loss by a tally of 3-1. The Coyotes tallied 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
This season, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 64 goals, 15 points, and a points percentage of .242. They have allowed 117 goals to be scored by of a combination of 88 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes are sitting with 53 goals at even strength and 11 goals (32nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 77 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 14.29%. Arizona has put up 819 shots (31st in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.81%, while allowing their opponents 1,035 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 72.12% on their opponents 104 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Scott Wedgewood defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 3.15 goals per game and he has surrendered 168 goals altogether. Wedgewood's quality start rate sits at 38.0% and he has qualified for 19 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 50 contests and has played 3,199 mins. Wedgewood is the owner of a career mark of 14-27-11 and has been in net for 57 games. He has recorded 1,503 saves out of 1,671 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .899.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+136)
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