Nashville Predators at Arizona Coyotes - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Nashville Predators at Arizona Coyotes - 4/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (24-50-7) vs Nashville Predators (44-29-7)

Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +223 / Nashville Predators -286 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Nashville Predators in Friday NHL Action.

The Nashville Predators come into this road contest with an overall record of 44-29-7. Through 80 games, the Predators are 5th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 257 times, good for a rank of 13th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Nashville is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.01 goals per game. So far, the Predators 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 14th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Nashville Predators with an overall record of 24-50-7. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 81 games, the Coyotes have scored 202 goals, giving them an average of 2.48. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.77 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 31st in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In his team's 80 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 71 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 8.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0 The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 42 goals, 24.0% have come during power play time. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.64 goals per game. In his 67 games played, he has turned in 43 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 35 assists to go along with his 23 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.0. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.6 goals per game. In his 51 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 45 percent of the time.

In Nashville's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 47-33. So far, taking the over when the Predators are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 28-11. On the season, 59.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. In Arizona's 81 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-36-5. So far, taking the over when the Coyotes are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18-3. On the season, 58.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. Look for this game to fall below the line of 6.5 goals, as Arizona won't contribute enough scoring for this matchup to surpass the betting line.

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