Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-335) Coyotes (+260)
The Colorado Avalanche (22-8-3) are traveling to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Arizona Coyotes (8-23-3). The moneyline on this game has the Avalanche at -335 and the Coyotes are sitting at +260. The total is set at 6.
The Colorado Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 5-4 defeat against the Predators in their previous outing. Colorado earned 8 penalty minutes in this outing. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and notched 1 goal. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the defeat. In the outing, they finished 4 out of the 44 shots they attempted.
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The Avalanche have had 1,012 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 81 goals while getting 111 themselves. Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 100 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have racked up 47 points and their points % is .712. Colorado has attempted 1,149 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.4%. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 142 goals (1st in the league) on the season and have given up 109. Colorado has compiled 128 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 24.22%.
The man in net for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have notched 624 goals against Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.51. Kuemper has played in 266 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .916 for his 14,943 minutes on the ice. He has compiled a win-loss record of 122-88-33 and he has started in 249 games. Over the course of his pro career, Kuemper has accumulated 139 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .558. Kuemper has had 7,406 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 6,782 total saves.
In their last outing, Arizona faced the Maple Leafs in a game where the Coyotes notched a win by a final of 2-1. The Coyotes tallied 2 goals of the 18 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Arizona has tried 903 shots (30th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.19%, while allowing their opponents 1,146 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.65% on their opponents 117 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.0%. They have a tally of 90 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.44%. The Coyotes have accumulated 61 goals at even strength and 13 goals (31st in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 126 goals to be scored by of a combination of 94 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 74 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .279.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka in the crease. He has racked up 564 saves out of the 620 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .910. Vejmelka holds a career mark of 4-13-1 and has been in goal for 20 games. He has started in 18 contests and has been on the ice for 1,059 minutes. Vejmelka's quality start percentage is 44.4% and he has made 8 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 3.17 goals per game and he has yielded 56 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-335)
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