Columbus Blue Jackets vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (19-28-8) will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (17-34-4) on Sunday.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory over the Jets in the last game they played. Columbus amassed 14 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 5 power play chances and scored 1 goal. The Blue Jackets had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. For the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 24 shots they put on net.
When at even strength, the Blue Jackets have given up 167 goals while earning 115 themselves. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 174 power play tries (14th in pro hockey) and have notched 40 goals in those attempts. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 139 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 207. Columbus has tried 1,597 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.7%. For the current season, they have scored 38 points and their points percentage comes in at .345. The Blue Jackets have seen 1,927 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Columbus is sitting with 149 power play opportunities and they have tallied 24 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 16.11%.
The player in the crease for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Opponents have been able to score 581 goals versus Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 3.06. Korpisalo has taken the ice for 207 games during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .903 for his 11,380 minutes played. He has an overall mark of 85-77-24 and he was named the starter in 187 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Korpisalo has tallied 89 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .476. Korpisalo has had 5,978 shot attempts against him and he has 5,397 saves.
In their last contest, Arizona went up against the Lightning in a matchup where the Coyotes got the tie by a tally of 0-0. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes netted 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have 144 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .418. They have allowed 189 goals to be scored by of a combination of 140 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Coyotes have racked up 112 goals at even strength and 32 goals (23rd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 167 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.16%. Arizona has taken 1,418 shots (31st in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.16%, while allowing the other team 1,935 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 76.33% on their opponents 207 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Karel Vejmelka protecting the net. Vejmelka holds a career mark of 28-49-8 and has participated in 90 contests. Vejmelka's quality start rate sits at 47.7% and he has made 41 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 2,670 stops out of 2,961 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .902. His opposition is averaging 3.46 goals per contest and he has allowed 291 goals overall. He has made the start in 86 games and has played for a total of 5,040 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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