Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Coyotes vs Canucks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Vancouver Canucks taking on the Arizona Coyotes Friday, October 30th at the Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Arizona Coyotes (5-4-1-0) vs. Vancouver Canucks (4-2-4-0)
Date: Friday October 30th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Moneyline: Vancouver +104, Arizona -114
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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The Pacific Division takes battle as the Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes get set for battle Friday night.
Vancouver comes in off a 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars in overtime.
As for the Coyotes, they took one to the chin against the Boston Bruins as they dropped a 6-0 decision.
The Canucks will look to continue their point streak for a 4th straight game as they have gone 1-0-2 over their last 3 games.
Vancouver has dropped 3-2 to Detroit in overtime, beaten Montreal 5-1, and dropped the overtime decision to Dallas 4-3. The Canucks continue to get solid play offensively, but it’s their defense that has struggled.
Canucks G Ryan Miller has either been extremely on or extremely off. He brings in a GAA of just 2.16 and has a save percentage of .923. He’ll likely get some rest on Friday as the Canucks continue to play a lot of games this week.
That means G Richard Bachman will make his Canucks debut.
Offensively, the Canucks are led by Daniel Seden, who has 8 points (6 assists), and Jared McCann who is the team leader with 4 goals.
The Coyotes were just trashed by the Boston Bruins last time out and will look to avoid losing their 3rd straight home game when they welcome in the Canucks on Friday.
After winning their home opener, the Coyotes fell to Minnesota 4-3 and Boston 5-3 (back on October 17th).
Arizona then hit the road for a 6 game road trip that saw them finish 2-4. Their wins came over the Ottawa Senators 4-1 and the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3.
Both Martin Hanzal and Antoine Vermette are expected to be back in the lineup on Friday against Vancouver. The duo has been battling lower body injuries and have missed some time due to that. They will give this Coyotes offense a boost that is averaging 2.70 goals this season.
Hanzal is the team leader in points with 10 this year. While he’s recorded all his points on assists, expect him to at least create some goal scoring opportunities for the Coyotes on Friday.
G Mike Smith is expected to be in net for Arizona against Vancouver. Smith is 4-3-1 on the season with a GAA of 2.97 and has a SV% of .908.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games.
- Canucks are 9-4 in their last 13 games following OT on the previous day.
- Coyotes are 18-51 in their last 69 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Coyotes are 13-39 in their last 52 overall.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Canucks continue to keep games close and give themselves plenty of chances to win. With backup goalie Richard Bachman seeing his first action this season, expect the Canucks to be defensive minded here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5
Both netminders come out and keep this game low scoring here. Mike smith has been a good goalie thus far and has proven that with his SV%. Expect a lower scoring one here with 1 or 2 goals winning it.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Vancouver 2- Arizona 1
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