Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-333) Coyotes (+260)
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is where the Arizona Coyotes (21-31-9) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (39-12-8) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Hurricanes at -333 and the Coyotes are priced at +260. The total is set at 7.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 defeat against the Golden Knights in their last outing. Carolina accumulated 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Hurricanes had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. Moreover, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. For the matchup, they converted 2 of the 26 shots they tried.
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In the matter of their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 197 goals (12th in pro hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 152. For the current season, they have tallied 86 points and their points percentage is .729. Carolina has accumulated 191 power play chances and they have tallied 37 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 19.37%. At even strength, the Hurricanes let the opposition score 118 goals while notching 160 on offense. Carolina has taken 2,066 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Hurricanes so far have had 1,553 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .902. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have amassed 198 power play tries (11th in the NHL) and have tallied 34 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has taken the ice for 466 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 275-120-51 and he started in 453 games. The opposition has scored 1,159 goals versus Andersen in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.59. Andersen has seen 13,726 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 12,567 total saves. His save percentage sits at .916 in his 26,894 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Andersen has accrued 258 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .570.
In their last game, Arizona faced off against the Stars in a game where the Coyotes took the loss by a tally of 4-2. The Coyotes tallied 2 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 chances on the power play in this matchup and notched 1 out of those attempts.
Arizona has attempted 1,569 shots (32nd in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing their opponents 2,158 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 228 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have a tally of 184 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.02%. The Coyotes are sitting with 128 goals at even strength and 35 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 213 goals to be scored by way of 156 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 163 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .418.
Across the ice you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka defending the goal. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime record of 29-50-8 and has played in 93 games. Vejmelka's quality start rate comes out to 47.2% and he has 42 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He is sitting with 2,747 stops out of the 3,050 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .901. The opposition is averaging 3.51 goals/game and he has allowed 303 goals in total. He has made the start in 89 contests and has accumulated 5,175 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+260)
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