Arizona Coyotes vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, 1/5/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Philadelphia Flyers
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+132) Flyers (-160)
The Philadelphia Flyers (14-17-7) will try to beat the Arizona Coyotes (13-18-5) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Arizona at +132 while Philadelphia is opening at -160. The total is set at 6.
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-3 defeat against the Panthers in their last outing. Arizona amassed 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive output in the defeat. They also had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. In the game, they converted 3 of the 36 shots they attempted.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 104 goals (26th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 131. For the season, they have accumulated 31 points and their points % is .431. Arizona has accounted for 119 power play chances and they have tallied 25 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 21.01%. At even strength, the Coyotes have given up 93 goals while notching 79 of their own. Arizona has attempted 904 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.5%. The Coyotes have had 1,247 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .895. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 140 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have a total of 38 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Karel Vejmelka. In his professional hockey career, Vejmelka has 35 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .467. His save percentage currently is at .901 during his 4,387 minutes on the ice. Vejmelka has seen 2,592 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,335 total saves. The opposition has notched 257 goals versus Vejmelka in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.51. He has amassed a mark of 24-43-7 and was named the starter in 75 games. Vejmelka has been in net for 79 games throughout his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Philadelphia played the Ducks in a matchup where the Flyers got the win by a tally of 4-1. The Flyers earned 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Philadelphia has taken 1,107 shots (24th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.21%, while allowing their opponents 1,216 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.63% on their opponents 119 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have earned 111 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.32%. The Flyers have tallied 85 goals at even strength and 17 goals (30th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 124 goals to be scored by way of 95 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Philadelphia Flyers have earned 102 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .461.
Across the ice you are likely to see Carter Hart between the pipes. Hart is the owner of a lifetime mark of 72-72-22 and has been in net for 173 games. Hart's quality start rate is 49.7% and he has 82 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 4,601 saves out of 5,078 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .906. The opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has conceded 477 goals altogether. He has started in 165 games and has played for a total of 9,687 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+132)
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