Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-250) Coyotes (+205)
The Arizona Coyotes (20-36-4) are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (37-16-9) at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Penguins at -250 while the Coyotes are at +205. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins had a good night with a 3-2 win over the Blues the last time they stepped on the ice. The Penguins had an average offensive output in this win. For the matchup, they finished 3 of the 45 shots they looked to score on. They also had 4 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Pittsburgh earned 10 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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The Penguins have had 1,893 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .915. At even strength, the Penguins have conceded 140 goals while getting 159 on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have totaled 153 power play opportunities (31st in the league) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have 83 points and their points percentage comes in at .669. Pittsburgh has attempted 2,150 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. When discussing their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 198 goals (12th in the league) for the season and have allowed 161. Pittsburgh skates onto the rink with 190 power play opportunities and they have scored 39 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.53%.
The man in goal for this game is Tristan Jarry. Throughout his time in hockey, Jarry has recorded 87 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .617. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 8,483 mins played. Jarry has had 4,257 shot attempts taken against him and he has 3,897 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 360 goals against Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. He has a record of 89-41-13 and he was named the starter in 141 games. Jarry has participated in 149 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Arizona squared up with the Canadiens in an outing where the Coyotes took home the victory by a tally of 6-3. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. The Coyotes recorded 6 goals of the 19 shots on goal they tried.
The Coyotes have earned 138 goals at even strength and 20 goals (32nd in the NHL) while on the power play. Arizona has attempted 1,550 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.19%, while allowing the other team 2,110 shots. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 158 goals, 44 points, in addition to a points percentage of .367. They have earned 153 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 13.07%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 73.12% on their opponents 186 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%. They have allowed 212 goals to be scored by way of 162 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Scott Wedgewood defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 3.11 goals per game and he has allowed 198 goals overall. Wedgewood's quality start percentage is 41.7% and he has qualified for 25 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 60 games and has racked up 3,817 minutes. Wedgewood has accrued a career record of 20-31-11 and has been in net for 68 contests. He has recorded 1,868 saves out of 2,066 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .904.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+205)
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