The Arizona Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The Arizona Coyotes have lost 7 of their last 8 games. The Vancouver Canucks have won 5 of their last 8 games.
The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with 10 goals, Clayton Keller has 14 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 45 goals on 519 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 25 goals on 212 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 27.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 17 goals, Quinn Hughes has 21 assists and Elias Pettersson has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 56 goals on 479 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 31 goals on 310 shots.
The Coyotes are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 37-83 in their last 120 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The over is 23-11-2 in Canucks last 36 overall. The Coyotes are 12-26-1 in the last 39 meetings in Vancouver and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes continue to pile up the losses behind a defense that can't get stops, and they've been one of the biggest fades overall dating back to last season. The Vancouver Canucks are playing their best hockey of the season over these last two weeks, and it feels like they're due for a breakout win at home. Give me the Canucks and the PL for max betting value. The Coyotes can't be trusted.