Canucks vs. Coyotes - 3/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (28-32-6) at Vancouver Canucks (25-28-12)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ+, RSNP
The Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 24 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 30 assists and Max Domi has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 85 goals on 961 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks also need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 114 goals on 1,331 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 56 goals on 673 shots. Miller has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 22-46 in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 home games. The Coyotes are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's toguh to back either of these teams with them both stinking up the joint over the last two weeks. The only reason I'm backing the Canucks is because they're at home. There's really no other reason to take either of these clubs in their current form.