New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/5/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
The New Jersey Devils (40-15-6) are on their way to ASU Multi-Purpose Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Arizona Coyotes (21-32-9).
The New Jersey Devils had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Golden Knights their last time out. New Jersey amassed 2 penalty mins in this matchup. The Devils had a middle of the road offensive output in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. In the matchup, they netted 3 out of the 50 shots they attempted.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 217 goals (4th in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 163. For the current season, they have racked up 86 points and their points percentage comes in at .705. New Jersey has accounted for 175 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 21.14%. When at even strength, the Devils have conceded 130 goals while notching 180 on the offensive side of the ice. New Jersey has taken 2,101 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.3%. The Devils have seen 1,727 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. New Jersey Devils opponents have amassed 180 power play opportunities (24th in pro hockey) and have come away with 33 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vanecek has 60 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .541. His save percentage is at .908 for his 6,600 minutes on the ice. Vanecek has had 3,135 shot attempts against him and he has 2,848 saves. The opposition has been able to score 287 goals versus Vanecek in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.61. He has amassed a mark of 67-28-13 and he has started in 111 games. Vanecek has been involved in 118 games throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Arizona faced the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Coyotes went home in defeat by a tally of 6-1. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Coyotes recorded 1 goal of the 18 shots on goal they were seeking.
Arizona has attempted 1,587 shots (32nd in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.33%, while allowing their opponents 2,200 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.14% on their opponents 232 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%. They have a total of 187 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.72%. The Coyotes have accumulated 129 goals at even strength and 35 goals (24th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 219 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 60 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 164 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .411.
Across the ice you are going to see Karel Vejmelka defending the net. He has tallied 2,783 saves out of 3,092 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .900. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime record of 29-51-8 and has been in net for 94 games. He got the starting nod in 90 games and his ice time sits at 5,234 mins. Vejmelka's percentage of quality starts comes out to 46.7% and he has accumulated 42 quality starting assignments in his career. Teams are averaging 3.54 goals per game and he has conceded 309 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey
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