Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/26/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-213) Coyotes (+175)
The Nashville Predators (28-22-6) are en route to ASU Multi-Purpose Arena on Sunday where they will try to beat the Arizona Coyotes (20-29-9). The line on this matchup has Nashville at -213 while Arizona is opening at +175. The betting total is set at 7.
The Nashville Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 victory over the Sharks in their previous game. Nashville accrued 12 penalty mins in this contest. They also had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 2 goals. The Predators had a good offensive outing and it showed in the victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 6 of the 31 shots they put on net.
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While playing at even strength, the Predators have allowed 130 goals while notching 128 when they are on offense. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 192 power play opportunities (11th in the NHL) and have scored 38 goals in those attempts. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have notched 160 goals (26th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 168. Nashville has taken 1,716 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. For the season, they have scored 62 points and their points percentage comes in at .554. The Predators so far have had 1,889 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. Nashville has tallied 179 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 17.88%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Juuse Saros. In his career, Saros has accrued 153 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .614. His save percentage currently is .919 in his 15,163 minutes guarding the cage. Saros has had 8,063 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 7,409 saves. Opponents have scored 654 goals against Saros in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. He has a record of 136-88-25 and he was named the starter in 249 games. Saros has been involved in 265 games during his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Arizona opposed the Flames in a game where the Coyotes ended up taking the loss by a score of 6-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and converted 1 out of those opportunities. The Coyotes had 3 goals out of the 14 shots on goal they took.
On the year, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 155 goals, 49 points, in addition to a points percentage of .422. They have permitted 202 goals to be scored by of a combination of 148 goals at even strength and 54 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have earned 121 goals at even strength and 34 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 173 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.65%. Arizona has put up 1,489 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.41%, while allowing the other team 2,059 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 75.34% on their opponents 219 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Connor Ingram in net. His opposition is averaging 3.23 goals per game and he has allowed 72 goals altogether. Ingram's rate of quality starts is 54.5% and he has qualified for 12 quality starting assignments in his career. He has made the start in 22 games and has played 1,336 minutes. Ingram has amassed a career record of 6-13-4 and has participated in 23 contests. He has racked up 712 saves out of 784 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-213)
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