Arizona Coyotes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Gila River Arena)

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The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday In Mesa, Arizona. The Blackhawks are on a two-game losing streak, last losing to the Las Vegas golden knights 5-1. The Blackhawks have only won two of their last five games.

Chicago Blackhawks struggle to score goals as they are 20th in the NHL in goals scored per game however they're actually better than Arizona as Arizona is 24th in the NHL in goals per game. If the Blackhawks have a chance at winning this, they're going to just need to focus on the offensive end and score plenty of goals because Arizona will likely be winning the defensive on the other end. 

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Arizona Coyotes are coming off of a lost to the Calgary Flames, but they have won three of their last five games. 

The Coyotes have had a good season so far, resulting in a 18-11-4 record and tied for first place in the Pacific Division with the Edmonton Oilers. Much of their success has to do with their goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper, who has the best goals allowed average in all of the NHL, only allowing an incredible 1.96 goals per game. Kuemper play, combined with a great Arizona defense has made them one of the best teams in all of the NHL.

Chicago is 16-15 ATS this season
Over is 11-4-1 in Blackhawks last 16 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Arizona is 21-12 ATS this season
Under is 7-3 in Coyotes last 10 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
 
This is a game of two teams in very different Places this season. The Chicago Blackhawks have been dreadful, and are on a down period in their franchises history. While Arizona are playing some of the best hockey in all of the NHL, and have a terrific potential at making the playoffs this season. With all of that, I think it formulates that Arizona being the better team will most likely win this, and win this pretty handily at home. Final score prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 5 - 1. 
 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.