Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs. Coyotes NHL Odds
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NHL Hockey Handicapping – Canucks vs. Arizona
(37-37-7) Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes (28-40-13)
Date: Thursday April 13th – Canucks vs. Arizona
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Mullett Arena, Tempe
Hockey NHL Money Line Odds: Canucks -150 Coyotes -130 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canucks -1.5 +167 Coyotes +1.5 -192
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.5
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Both clubs are looking to finish their seasons on a winning note and with their heads held high. They’ve split the season series at one a piece with each side taking a 3-2 victory on their home ice.
Another year without a playoff berth means another year where the Canucks hurt their draft lottery odds by turning in a strong finish.
Vancouver has a 37-37-7 record overall and an 18-17-5 tally away from Rogers Arena this year. They’ve won three of their past four contests over the past week and are coming off a 3-2 victory over the lowly Anaheim Ducks.
The offense hasn’t been half bad for Vancouver and has actually picked up as the season has gone on. They have a 13th best offense that is producing 3.27 goals scored per game with a 12th ranked power play that is operating at 22.3% this year.
They have three players who have surpassed the 30-goal plateau as Andrei Kuzmenko leads the way with 39 goals. Elias Pettersson sits in second with 38 but ranks first in terms of points on the squad with 101. Then JT Miller and his 31 goals are good for third on the team but his 80 points in 80 games have him behind Petey for the points total.
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Now the defense isn’t good but it has improved since Rick Tocchet took over as they now rank 25th, allowing an average of 3.60 goals against per outing. On the penalty kill though, it isn’t pretty. They’re dead last still with just a 71.3% kill rate but they do have 15 shorthanded goals which puts them just behind the Oilers for second in the league.
While d-man Quinn Hughes continues to set new highs for the Canucks single-season points total by a defenseman, with his current marker of 73 in 77 games, he hasn’t hit the scoresheet their six games this month. Maybe he’s due for a big finale in Tempe?
While it hasn’t been confirmed as to who will start this game, Thatcher Demko has won each of his last three starts which included a shutout win.
Since returning from injury, Demko has won 11 of 17 starts to go with a .918 save percentage and a 2.52 goals against average in that span.
That being said, the coaching staff could go with backup Collin Delia who is coming off a 3-0 loss to the Kings last Saturday and has a 9-6-2 record on the year.
With just a single win in their last 11 tries, the Coyotes are playing as expected of a team who was mathematically eliminated long ago.
They have an overall record of 28-40-3 but have played well at home through this year, posting a 21-15-4 tally at Mullett Arena. That being said, they’ve dropped 5 of their last six in Tempe so who knows how well that home ice logic holds up heading into this game.
Arizona has been off since their 4-1 loss on Monday to the Seattle Kraken and are wrapping up their season in this game.
Up front, the Yotes are averaging just 25.8 shots per game which is the worst in the league. Not surprisingly they have the 27th ranked offense as they’re averaging 2.73 goals scored per game and are sporting a power play that sits 24th with a 19.2% success rate.
Forward Clayton Keller has burst through this season with 37 goals and 85 points in 81 games this season.
On the back end, they’re allowing the third-most shots per game against at 35.2 and are averaging 3.58 goals against which ranks one spot above the Canucks at 24th. When it comes to the penalty kill, it’s not much better, as they’re in the 27th slot with a 74.9% kill rate.
We could see Ivan Prosvetov finish things off for the Coyotes as the 24 year old has started 4 of the past 5 games for the desert dogs. He has a 4-3-0 record to go with a 3.98 goals against average and a .880 save percentage on the year. He got the win in the latest game between these two clubs, a 3-2 home victory.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL Betting Trends:
- Favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
- Canucks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
- Canucks are 6-2 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canucks are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Coyotes are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL Prediction
I’m taking the favourite here in the Vancouver Canucks who have been playing much better over the past month and have the better recent record.
As previously mentioned the Coyotes have just a single win in their last 11 games and have allowed at least 9 goals against in 9 of those previous 11 contests. The whole home ice advantage thing doesn’t apply here as Arizona is 1-5 in their last six home match-ups.
Take the boys from VanCity to finish on a high note and hurt their chances for Connor Bedard.
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