Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-110) Blackhawks (-110)
The Chicago Blackhawks (15-29-5) will go up against the Arizona Coyotes (17-28-6) at United Center on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Coyotes at -110 and the Blackhawks are priced at -110. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Wild in their previous game. Arizona had 8 minutes in the box in this outing. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive performance in this victory. Furthermore, they had 6 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they netted 3 out of the 36 shots they launched.
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While at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 129 goals while having 103 on offense. Arizona Coyotes opponents have amassed 190 power play opportunities (2nd in the league) and have racked up 48 goals in those chances. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 132 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 177. Arizona has tried 1,319 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. For the season, they have tallied 40 points and their points percentage sits at .392. The Coyotes have had 1,776 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Arizona steps onto the ice with 158 power play chances and they have tallied 29 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 18.35%.
The player in the crease for this game is Karel Vejmelka. Over the course of his pro career, Vejmelka has 40 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .476. His save percentage is at .902 in his 4,919 mins guarding the cage. Vejmelka has had 2,893 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 2,610 saves. Opponents have notched 283 goals against Vejmelka in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.45. He has accumulated a record of 27-49-7 and he has started in 84 games. Vejmelka has taken the ice for 88 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last outing, Chicago faced the Ducks in a game where the Blackhawks took the loss by a final score of 3-2. The Blackhawks scored 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but were not able to net one.
So far this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 120 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .357. They have permitted 177 goals to be scored by way of 141 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks are sitting with 93 goals at even strength and 27 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 141 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.15%. Chicago has put up 1,286 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.33%, while allowing the opposition 1,655 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.68% on the other teams 148 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Petr Mrazek between the pipes. He has recorded 7,902 stops out of the 8,710 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .907. Mrazek is sitting with a lifetime mark of 145-115-33 and has participated in 317 contests. He has made the start in 290 games and his ice time sits at 17,723 mins. Mrazek's percentage of quality starts sits at 50.3% and he has qualified for 146 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals/game and he has surrendered 808 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (-110)
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