Vegas Golden Knights at Arizona Coyotes - 2/25/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights at Arizona Coyotes - 2/25/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (13-34-4) vs Vegas Golden Knights (29-18-4)

Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:30 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +188 / Vegas Golden Knights -250 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Vegas Golden Knights in Friday NHL Action.

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 29-18-4. Through 51 games, the Golden Knights are 2nd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 169 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.92 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights 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 11th ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 13-34-4. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 51 games, the Coyotes have scored 116 goals, giving them an average of 2.25. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.63 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 3rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Arizona's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 31st in the NHL.

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Through 51 games, the Vegas Golden Knights' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. With his 15 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 35. On the season, he is turning 13.2% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Golden Knights have benefited from the strong play of Chandler Stephenson, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vegas's 51 games, he has come up with 13 goals on a shooting percentage of 18.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 4.0. Vegas' top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.86 goals per game.

Through 51 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller, with 45 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 14% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Phil Kessel, who has 27 assists to go along with his 6 goals. However, when on the ice, the Coyotes are -11 in scoring differential. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.51 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 45% percent of the time.

In Vegas's 51 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-20-2. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 12-10-1. On the season, 61.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. Coming into this game, the Coyotes have an over-under record of 23-26-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 12-12-1. On the season, 49.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 39.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. With a line at 5.5 goals, look for this to be a low-scoring game, finishing below the betting line.

 

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