Montreal Canadiens vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 12/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+100) Coyotes (-118)
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (10-15-4) will play the Montreal Canadiens (14-15-2) on Monday. The moneyline on this game has Montreal at +100 while Arizona is sitting at -118. The total is 7.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 defeat to the Lightning in their previous game. Montreal accrued 19 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. The Canadiens had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they finished 1 out of the 23 shots they launched.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 114 power play tries (9th in the league) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens thus far have had 1,016 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .892. Montreal has taken 893 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 86 goals while having 71 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal comes into the game with 100 power play opportunities and they have notched 14 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 14.00%. For the current campaign, they have earned 30 points and their points percentage sits at .484. When discussing scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 85 goals (26th in the league) so far this season and have given up 110.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jake Allen. Allen has taken the ice for 374 contests during his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of 177-138-35 and he was named the starter in 354 games. The opposition has racked up 925 goals versus Allen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.64. Allen has seen 10,302 shots taken against him and he has 9,377 saves. He has a save percentage of .910 in his 21,017 mins played. Over the course of his career, Allen has 187 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .528.
In their last game, Arizona squared up with the Sabres in a game where the Coyotes went home in defeat by a score of 5-2. The Coyotes recorded 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities.
For the year, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 81 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .414. They have permitted 106 goals to be scored by of a combination of 77 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Coyotes are sitting with 61 goals at even strength and 20 goals (23rd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 100 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.00%. Arizona has attempted 695 shots (32nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.65%, while allowing the opposition 1,025 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.61% on the other teams 124 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 3.50 goals per game and he has conceded 235 goals overall. Vejmelka's quality start percentage is 47.8% and he has accumulated 33 quality starts in his hockey career. He has made the start in 69 games and has racked up 4,026 minutes. Vejmelka has accumulated a career mark of 22-40-6 and has been in goal for 73 games. He has recorded 2,166 stops out of 2,401 shots taken, giving him a rate of .902.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (-118) and under 6.5 goals
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