Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/22/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-250) Coyotes (+205)
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena is the location where the Arizona Coyotes (14-26-5) will meet the Vegas Golden Knights (28-16-2) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Vegas at -250 while Arizona is at +205. The over/under is set at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 defeat to the Red Wings in their previous contest . The Golden Knights had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 attempt on the power play but weren't able to convert it into a goal. Vegas accounted for 2 penalty mins in this contest.
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While at even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 107 goals while earning 116 on the offensive side of the ice. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have recorded 116 power play tries (31st in the league) and have tallied 25 goals in those attempts. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 146 goals (14th in the NHL) this year and have surrendered 132. Vegas has attempted 1,489 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. For the season, they have recorded 58 points and their points % is .630. The Golden Knights have had 1,401 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Vegas comes into tonight with 121 power play chances and they have added 30 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 24.79%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Logan Thompson. Throughout his time in hockey, Thompson has compiled 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .532. His save percentage currently is .913 for his 2,936 mins guarding the cage. Thompson has seen 1,522 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,390 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 132 goals against Thompson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. He has accumulated an overall record of 28-17-4 and he started in 47 games. Thompson has taken the ice for 51 contests over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Arizona played the Capitals in an outing where the Coyotes were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 4-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes scored 0 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking.
Arizona has taken 1,129 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.36%, while allowing their opponents 1,545 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.21% on their opponents 168 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.4%. They have recorded 138 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 18.84%. The Coyotes have tallied 91 goals at even strength and 26 goals (25th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 163 goals to be scored by of a combination of 118 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have 117 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .367.
Across the ice you will find Karel Vejmelka in net. His opposition is averaging 3.54 goals per contest and he has given up 280 goals in total. Vejmelka's percentage of quality starts comes out to 45.7% and he has accumulated 37 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 81 contests and his ice time sits at 4,740 minutes. Vejmelka holds a career record of 24-49-7 and has been in goal for 85 contests. He has accrued 2,509 stops out of 2,789 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .900.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+205)
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