Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-175) Coyotes (+145)
Gila River Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (22-49-5) will go up against the Chicago Blackhawks (25-40-11) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Chicago at -175 and Arizona is priced at +145. The over/under is 7.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for better times on the ice after their 5-2 defeat to the Flames their last time on the ice. The Blackhawks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 24 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Chicago amassed 6 penalty mins for this contest.
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The Blackhawks have had 2,503 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .892. While at even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 220 goals while scoring 153 themselves. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have totaled 208 power play opportunities (25th in pro hockey) and have tallied 51 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have tallied 61 points and their points % is .401. Chicago has tried 2,184 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 199 goals (27th in the NHL) for the year and have given up 271. Chicago has accumulated 227 power play opportunities and they have added 46 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 20.26%.
The player in the crease for this game is Kevin Lankinen. Opponents have scored 204 goals against Lankinen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 3.28. Lankinen has been involved in 64 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .900 in his 3,733 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 22-28-11 and he started in 62 games. In his professional hockey career, Lankinen has tallied 28 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .452. Lankinen has seen 2,048 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 1,844 total saves.
Their last time out, Arizona went up against the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Coyotes went home in defeat by a score of 5-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes converted 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried.
Arizona has attempted 1,957 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.45%, while allowing their opponents 2,708 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.16% on their opponents 231 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.4%. They have a total of 189 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.76%. The Coyotes have racked up 159 goals at even strength and 26 goals (32nd in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 288 goals to be scored by way of 226 goals at even strength and 62 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 185 goals, 49 points, and a points percentage of .322.
Across the ice you are expected to see Karel Vejmelka defending the net. His opposition is averaging 3.67 goals per contest and he has conceded 158 goals altogether. Vejmelka's quality start percentage sits at 44.4% and he has 20 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 45 games and has played 2,583 minutes. Vejmelka has accrued a career record of 12-31-2 and has been in goal for 48 games. He has compiled 1,399 stops out of the 1,557 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .899.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+145) and under 6.5 goals
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