Carolina Hurricanes at Arizona Coyotes - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Arizona Coyotes - 4/18/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (22-48-5) vs Carolina Hurricanes (48-20-8)

Game Info: Monday, April 18, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +333 / Carolina Hurricanes -163 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Carolina Hurricanes in Monday NHL Action.

The Carolina Hurricanes come into this road contest with an overall record of 48-20-8. Through 76 games, the Hurricanes are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 251 times, good for a rank of 10th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Carolina is the 1st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.43 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have a strength of schedule rating of 22nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Carolina Hurricanes with an overall record of 22-48-5. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 75 games, the Coyotes have scored 183 goals, giving them an average of 2.43. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.77 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 6th 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 32nd in the NHL.

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Through 73 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho with 76 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. So far, 37.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 37 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

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. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.64 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 46 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 36-40. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 21-16. On the season, 51.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 57% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. In Arizona's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 35-35-5. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 16-17-3. On the season, 56.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 40.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. Look for this to be a high-scoring contest, as the Hurricanes should be in line for a big-scoring performance against one of the worst defensive teams in the NHL.

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