Arizona Coyotes vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 11/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+140) Jets (-175)
The Arizona Coyotes (8-6-2) are traveling to Canada Life Centre on Saturday where they will take on the Winnipeg Jets (8-5-2). The odds on this game have the Coyotes at +140 while the Jets are sitting at -175. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Arizona Coyotes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets in the last game they played. Arizona accounted for 6 penalty mins for this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. The Coyotes played like an average offensive team in the victory. In the game, they finished 3 of the 32 shots they put on net.
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With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 53 goals (10th in the league) this season and have given up 48. For the season, they have scored 18 points and their points percentage sits at .563. Arizona skates onto the rink with 59 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 30.51%. At even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 34 goals while scoring 35 on offense. Arizona has attempted 452 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.7%. The Coyotes have seen 531 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 60 power play opportunities (6th in professional hockey) and have come away with 14 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Karel Vejmelka. For his career, Vejmelka has compiled 48 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .453. His save percentage currently is .899 for his 6,240 mins guarding the cage. Vejmelka has seen 3,626 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 3,261 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 365 goals versus Vejmelka in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.51. He has earned a record of 33-61-11 and he started in 106 games. Vejmelka has participated in 111 games over the course of his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Winnipeg opposed the Devils in an outing where the Jets got the win by a mark of 6-3. The Jets had 6 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and notched 2 out of those chances.
The Jets are sitting with 44 goals at even strength and 11 goals (19th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has attempted 494 shots (16th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.13%, while allowing the other team 421 shots. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 55 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600. They have allowed 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 56 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.64%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 72.22% on their opponents 54 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 88.4%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck patrolling the crease. He has recorded 12,769 stops out of 13,944 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Hellebuyck is the owner of a lifetime mark of 245-158-38 and has played in 457 contests. He has made the start in 448 games and his ice time sits at 26,414 mins. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage sits at 56.9% and he has 255 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.67 goals per game and he has allowed 1,175 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+140)
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