New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-135) Coyotes (+110)
The Arizona Coyotes (22-45-5) welcome the New Jersey Devils (25-41-6) at Gila River Arena on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has New Jersey at -135 and Arizona is sitting at +110. The over/under has been set at 6.
The New Jersey Devils came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-1 win against the Stars in their previous game. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. In the game, they converted 3 out of the 23 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. New Jersey tallied 6 penalty minutes in this game.
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New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 188 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have a total of 37 goals in those chances. The Devils have had 2,233 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .881. New Jersey has tried 2,282 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. While at even strength, the Devils have conceded 228 goals while scoring 184 on offense. New Jersey has tallied 200 power play opportunities and they have notched 34 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 17.00%. For the current season, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage is .389. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 218 goals (18th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 265.
The man in goal for this game is Andrew Hammond. Over the course of his time in hockey, Hammond has 35 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .648. His save percentage currently is at .918 for his 3,395 mins played. Hammond has seen 1,709 shots against him and has accrued 1,569 saves. Opponents have scored 140 goals against Hammond in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.47. He has compiled an overall record of 30-16-7 and got the start in 54 games. Hammond has been in goal for 62 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Arizona faced the Golden Knights in an outing where the Coyotes were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 6-1. The Coyotes earned 1 goal out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Coyotes have earned 154 goals at even strength and 24 goals (32nd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. Arizona has put up 1,862 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.56%, while allowing their opponents 2,551 shots. This season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 178 goals, 49 points, and a points percentage of .340. They have earned 177 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.56%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.06% on their opponents 219 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have allowed 261 goals to be scored by way of 202 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Karel Vejmelka defending the goal. Vejmelka is the owner of a career mark of 12-28-2 and has been in goal for 44 contests. Vejmelka's quality start percentage sits at 47.6% and he has accumulated 20 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 1,297 saves out of the 1,436 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .903. His opposition is averaging 3.47 goals per game and he has allowed 139 goals overall. He has made the start in 42 contests and has been on the ice for 2,406 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-135)
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