Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks - 4/14/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks - 4/14/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (36-28-10) vs Arizona Coyotes (22-46-5)

Game Info: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +226 / Arizona Coyotes -254 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

 

The Vancouver Canucks host the Arizona Coyotes in Thursday NHL Action.

The Arizona Coyotes come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-46-5. Through 73 games, the Coyotes are 8th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 181 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Arizona is the 28th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.66 goals per game. So far, the Coyotes have a strength of schedule rating of 12th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 32nd ranked team in the NHL.

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The Vancouver Canucks get set to host the Arizona Coyotes with an overall record of 36-28-10. This mark places them 5th in the Pacific division. Through 74 games, the Canucks have scored 217 goals, giving them an average of 2.89. This output gives them a rank of 19th among NHL teams. On defense, Vancouver is the 9th-ranked unit, giving up 2.8 goals per contest. So far, the Canucks have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vancouver's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

Through 67 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.8%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nick Schmaltz, who has 29 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2.0. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.53 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Vancouver Canucks leader in points is J.T. Miller. In Vancouver's 74 games, he has come up with 29 goals and 57 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.4%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Bo Horvat. Of his 31 goals, 42.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +8.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.67 goals per game. In his 59 games played, he has turned in 33 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Coyotes have an over-under record of 33-35-5. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 17-18-2. On the season 55.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. In Vancouver's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 37-36-1. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 16-20. On the season, 51.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. Look for this to be a low-scoring contest, as Arizona's offense figures to struggle vs the top-rated goalie unit in the NHL. However, given that Vancouver also has the second-lowest shooting percentage, goals will be tough to come by in this matchup.

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