Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+105) Coyotes (-125)
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (26-32-11) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (24-38-6) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blackhawks at +105 and the Coyotes are at -125. The total comes in at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Predators their last time out. The Blackhawks didn't have their best offensive outing in this victory. For the matchup, they scored on 2 of the 21 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. Chicago compiled 4 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 197 power play tries (24th in the NHL) and have notched 46 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have seen 2,325 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. Chicago has taken 1,807 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 192 goals while getting 138 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has 198 power play opportunities and they have added 33 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 16.67%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 54 points and their points % is .397. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 171 goals (32nd in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 238.
The player in the crease for this game is Alex Stalock. The opposition has been able to score 403 goals versus Stalock in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.65. Stalock has taken the ice for 171 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .910 in his 9,139 mins played. He has compiled a win-loss record of 70-58-19 and he has started in 140 games. Over the course of his pro career, Stalock has accrued 78 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .557. Stalock has had 4,481 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,078 saves.
In their last contest, Arizona went up against the Canucks in a game where the Coyotes earned a victory by a final score of 3-2. The Coyotes tallied 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this outing and earned 2 out of those attempts.
The Coyotes have accumulated 152 goals at even strength and 40 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has taken 1,781 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.78%, while allowing the other team 2,476 shots. For the season, the Arizona Coyotes are sitting with 192 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .457. They have allowed 239 goals to be scored by of a combination of 177 goals at even strength and 62 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have recorded 202 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.80%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.06% on their opponents 259 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.3%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka defending the goal. Vejmelka has earned a career mark of 31-51-8 and has been in goal for 96 contests. Vejmelka's percentage of quality starts is 46.7% and he has 43 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He is sitting with 2,853 stops out of 3,168 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .901. Opponents are averaging 3.53 goals per game and he has given up 315 goals in total. He has been a starter 92 games and has played 5,359 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (-125)
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