Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (5-9-0) at Vancouver Canucks (6-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -125 / Arizona Coyotes +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks square off Thursday night in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a big road victory that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 11.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Radim Vrbata leads Arizona with six goals, Jordan Martinook has three assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 34 goals on 335 shots faced and Justin Peters has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed at least two goals in all 15 games this season.
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The Vancouver Canucks are desperate for a victory after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Canucks are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 9.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with five goals, Henrik Sedin has five assists and Bo Horvat has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 23 goals on 213 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 26 goals on 258 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.
The Coyotes are 17-45 in their last 62 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 16-35 in their last 51 Thursday games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Coyotes are 8-20-1 in the last 29 meetings in Vancouver and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Vancouver Canucks have gotten the better of the Arizona Coyotes over the years and are catching them at home with them on the end of a back to back. Even with their struggles, this is a game the Canucks should be able to win to kind of stop the bleeding. I'll give Vancouver a chance here with the low price.