Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks 2/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (20-20-6) vs Arizona Coyotes (11-30-4)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -225 / Arizona Coyotes +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks host the Vancouver Canucks in Tuesday NHL action.
The Arizona Coyotes come into this road contest with an overall record of 11-30-4. Through 45 games the Coyotes are 8th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 99 times, giving them a rank of 30th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Arizona is the 31st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.67 goals per game. So far, the Coyotes have a strength of schedule rating of 4th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 31st ranked team in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks host the Arizona Coyotes with an overall record of 20-20-6. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 46 games, the Canucks have scored 115 goals, giving them an average of 2.43. This output gives Vancouver a rank of 26th among NHL teams. On defense, the Canucks are the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.67 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 7th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 20th in the NHL.
Through 45 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller with 38 points. He has reached his mark of 17 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.4%. So far, 18.0% of Keller’s goals have come during power play time. Behind Keller is Phil Kessel who has 24 assists to go along with his 5 goals. However, when on the ice the Coyotes are -13 in scoring differential. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka who is giving up an average of 3.42 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has come up with a quality start in 48% of his outings.
Through 44 games, the Vancouver Canucks's goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller with 44 points.He has reached his mark of 15 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes who has 32 assists to go along with his 2 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus minus rating of +10.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko who is giving up an average of 2.62 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
This matchup between the Coyotes and Canucks is a battle of two of the NHL’s worst teams. In 5 on 5 situations, the Arizona Coyotes have a shooting percentage of 7.9%, placing them above the league average. This mark compares favorably to the Canucks at just 5.8%. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Coyotes should have at least 2.6 more goals on their total. On the season, their high danger scoring chance figure of 5.71 per game, compares favorably to other NHL teams. Look for Arizona to pick up the win at home.
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