Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes - 4/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes - 4/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (22-49-5) vs Chicago Blackhawks (25-40-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +230 / Chicago Blackhawks -110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Chicago Blackhawks in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-40-11. Through 76 games, the Blackhawks are 7th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 204 times, good for a rank of 27th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Chicago is the 25th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.57 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have a strength of schedule rating of 1st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 28th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Chicago Blackhawks with an overall record of 22-49-5. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 76 games, the Coyotes have scored 186 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 3.79 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 4th 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 76 games, the Chicago Blackhawks' leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 34 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 73. On the season, he is turning 15.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 76 games, he has come up with 25 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.4%. However, when on the ice, the Blackhawks are -18 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game.

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 an even plus-minus rating. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.67 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 44 percent of the time.

In Chicago's 76 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 39-32-5. So far, taking the over when the Blackhawks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-14-3. On the season, 61.0% of Chicago's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Blackhawks. In Arizona's 76 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-35-5. So far, taking the over when the Coyotes are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-17-3. On the season, 57.0% 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 matchup to surpass the over-under line of 6 goals, as even though each team has its offensive struggles, both Arizona and Chicago should have above average scoring nights against two of the worst defenses in hockey.

 

 

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