Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+120) Ducks (-143)
The Anaheim Ducks (15-29-5) will compete against the Arizona Coyotes (16-28-5) at Honda Center on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Coyotes at +120 and the Ducks are at -143. The betting total is set at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-0 win against the Blues their last time out. Arizona amassed 11 mins in the box in this game. The Coyotes had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they finished 5 out of the 25 shots they put on goal.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents have tallied 182 power play tries (2nd in hockey) and have scored 48 goals in those attempts. The Coyotes so far have had 1,696 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Arizona has taken 1,249 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. At even strength, the Coyotes have given up 125 goals while getting 100 on offense. Arizona skates onto the rink with 148 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 18.92%. For the year, they have 37 points and their points percentage is sitting at .378. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 128 goals (28th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 173.
The player between the pipes for this game is Karel Vejmelka. Opponents have tallied 281 goals against Vejmelka in his career and his goals against average is 3.47. Vejmelka has participated in 87 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .902 during his 4,859 minutes in the crease. He has a win-loss record of 26-49-7 and he has gotten the start in 83 games. For his professional hockey career, Vejmelka has accumulated 39 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .470. Vejmelka has seen 2,858 shots against him and has amassed 2,577 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Anaheim squared up with the Avalanche in a game where the Ducks ended up with the victory by a mark of 5-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but didn't score a goal. The Ducks converted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took.
So far this year, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 120 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .357. They have permitted 202 goals to be scored by way of 154 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have earned 97 goals at even strength and 23 goals (31st in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 141 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 16.31%. Anaheim has taken 1,444 shots (24th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.31%, while allowing the opposition 1,908 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 71.76% on the other teams 170 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.4%.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson defending the net. He has accrued 11,378 stops out of 12,465 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .913. Gibson has compiled a lifetime mark of 175-168-55 and has played in 411 contests. He has started in 402 contests and has played for a total of 23,489 mins. Gibson's quality start rate comes out to 54.5% and he has earned 219 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.78 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,087 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+120)
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