Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes - 3/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (32-27-8) at Vancouver Canucks (34-25-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -120 / Arizona Coyotes +109 --- Over/Under: 11.5
TV: FSAZ, RSNP
The Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 22 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 34 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 57 goals on 798 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 80 goals on 1,014 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 20 games.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing nine of their last 13 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 26 goals, Quinn Hughes has 43 assists and Tanner Pearson has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 117 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 66 goals on 680 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 14 games.
The Coyotes are 3-10 in their last 13 games as an underdog, 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The Canucks are 12-3 in their last 15 home games, 12-5 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Coyotes last 5 road games. The over is 6-1 in Canucks last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 11-24-1 in the last 36 meetings in Vancouver and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks have played their best hockey at home and should probably be favored, but I'm not laying juice with a team that's lost nine of their last 13 games. I'm just not. The Arizona Coyotes have also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Canucks. While the Coyotes have burned me more times than not this season, I'll take a shot with the plus money here anyway.