Vancouver Canucks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks 4/3/24

Arizona Coyotes (31-38-5) vs Vancouver Canucks (46-20-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +123 / Vancouver Canucks -152 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Canucks vs Coyotes betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Wednesday, April 3rd at Oriole Park at Mullett Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The Vancouver Canucks recent form and recent player performance

-The Arizona Coyotes recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cancuks and Coyotes.

Canucks on Tired Legs

The Canucks have played well this season, but they are going to have tired legs after facing off against the Vegas Golden Knights. Two games ago against the Anaheim Ducks It was a close game, but they were able to secure the 3-2 victory. Dakota Joshua had a strong game, scoring two goals. The Canucks are averaging 3.45 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.64 goals per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while the defense is ranked 5th. J.T. Miller has scored 35 goals and added 59 assists. The Canucks will take on the Kings after this one.

Coyotes Defense Struggled in Last Game

The Coyotes in the last game faced off against the New York Rangers and the defense was awful. The Coyotes scored five goals against the Rangers, but the defense gave up eight goals. Karel Vejmelka saved 24 of the 30 shots that he faced. The Coyotes are averaging 3.03 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.35 goals per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league, while the defense is ranked 26th. Clayton Keller has scored 32 goals and added 36 assists so far this season. 

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Clayton Keller has scored a goal in each of the Coyotes' last six games as underdogs.
  • Nick Schmaltz has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Coyotes' last eight games against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Clayton Keller has recorded at least one point in each of the Coyotes' last eight games against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Alexander Kerfoot has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Coyotes this season (2).

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • J.T. Miller has scored at least one goal in each of the Canucks' last five games against Central Division opponents.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one assist in nine of his last 10 appearances with his team as a favorite against the Coyotes.
  • J.T. Miller has recorded at least one point in each of the Canucks' last 12 games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • J.T. Miller has scored the first goal in three of the Canucks' last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Nils Hoglander ranks 1st amongst qualified Western Conference players for shooting percentage (20.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 27th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (75.93%).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 26th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.35).
  • The Vancouver Canucks are one of four teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.68).

Canucks vs Coyotes Betting Prediction

The Canucks are going to have tired legs here, and that is going to hurt their defense. The Coyotes are averaging 3.03 goals per game, and they are going to find success here. The Canucks are averaging 3.45 goals, and they are going to have no issue running up the score against the Coyotes defense. This game is going to be higher scoring, and this game is going over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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