Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-213) Coyotes (+175)
Gila River Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (22-43-5) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (32-28-10) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Vancouver at -213 and Arizona is sitting at +175. The total is set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss against the Golden Knights in their last game. Vancouver accumulated 6 penalty mins in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Canucks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 28 shots they attempted.
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In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 195 goals (22nd in hockey) for the season and have given up 199. For the season, they have recorded 74 points and their points percentage sits at .529. Vancouver comes into tonight with 212 power play chances and they have added 46 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 21.70%. At even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 146 goals while getting 149 of their own. Vancouver has attempted 2,246 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Canucks have had 2,222 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .910. Vancouver Canucks opponents have earned 195 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have come away with 53 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jaroslav Halak. The opposition has racked up 1,323 goals versus Halak in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Halak has been involved in 554 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 31,769 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall record of 284-180-64 and he was named the starter in 513 games. In his career, Halak has 289 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .563. Halak has seen 15,672 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 14,349 saves.
In their last outing, Arizona played the Blues in a matchup where the Coyotes ended up losing by a tally of 5-1. The Coyotes recorded 1 goal out of the 22 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
The Coyotes have scored 152 goals at even strength and 24 goals (32nd in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has taken 1,804 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.76%, while allowing the other team 2,480 shots. On the year, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 176 goals, 49 points, in addition to a points percentage of .350. They have a total of 173 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.87%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 73.36% on their opponents 214 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have allowed 250 goals to be scored by way of 193 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Karel Vejmelka protecting the net. He has gathered 1,264 stops out of 1,397 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .905. Vejmelka has accrued a lifetime record of 12-27-2 and has been in goal for 43 games. He has made the start in 41 games and has played 2,346 minutes. Vejmelka's quality start percentage sits at 48.8% and he has made 20 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 3.40 goals per game and he has allowed 133 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-213)
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