Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: ASU Multi-Purpose Arena in Tempe, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-194) Coyotes (+160)
The Washington Capitals (24-16-6) are traveling to ASU Multi-Purpose Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Arizona Coyotes (13-25-5). The moneyline on this game has the Capitals at -194 while the Coyotes are coming in at +160. The total is set at 7.
The Washington Capitals had a good night with a 4-3 victory over the Islanders in their previous game. The Capitals had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 4 out of the 35 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't get a goal. Washington accrued 4 penalty minutes for this contest.
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In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 148 goals (9th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 127. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 54 points and their points percentage is sitting at .587. Washington skates onto the rink with 141 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 21.28%. While at even strength, the Capitals have conceded 102 goals while getting 118 of their own. Washington has tried 1,455 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Capitals so far have had 1,399 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Washington Capitals opponents have 130 power play opportunities (23rd in hockey) and have come away with 25 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Darcy Kuemper. Opponents have been able to score 769 goals versus Kuemper in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Kuemper has taken the ice for 328 contests throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage sits at .918 during his 18,532 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated a mark of 156-106-40 and was named the starter in 311 games. Over the course of his career, Kuemper has accounted for 176 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .566. Kuemper has had 9,340 shot attempts against him and he has 8,571 total saves.
In their last outing, Arizona faced off against the Jets in an outing where the Coyotes took the loss by a final of 2-1. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes had 1 goal out of the 21 shots on goal they took.
Over the course of the season, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 114 goals, 31 points, as well as a points percentage of .360. They have allowed 156 goals to be scored by of a combination of 113 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Coyotes have 88 goals at even strength and 26 goals (25th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 133 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.55%. Arizona has taken 1,080 shots (32nd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.56%, while allowing the opposition 1,472 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.29% on their oppositions 161 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka in net. He has a tally of 2,480 saves out of 2,756 shots taken, giving him a save % of .900. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime record of 24-48-7 and has been in goal for 84 games. He has started in 80 games and has been on the ice for 4,680 mins. Vejmelka's rate of quality starts comes out to 46.3% and he has earned 37 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 3.54 goals per game and he has conceded 276 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-194)
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