Taylor Hall, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes will face off against Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for a divisional showdown. The game will get going at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, and you are able to watch it live on Sportsnet Pacific.
Arizona Coyotes at Vancouver Canucks Odds
Arizona (+115) is currently the underdog to Vancouver (-135) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been placed at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Arizona is 26-23 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 49 regular season contests, 26 of its games have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Coyotes are 14-11 SU as a road team in 2019-20.
Arizona has converted on 20.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 28.7 saves per game with a .929 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (15-10-2) has been the primary option in goal for Arizona this year. If head coach Rick Tocchet decides to rest him, however, Arizona may go with Antti Raanta (9-12-2 record, .919 save percentage, 2.72 goals against average).
On the other side of the ice, Vancouver is 25-22 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.4 units this season. Through 47 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team is 14-8 SU at home this season.
The Canucks have converted on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jacob Markstrom has stopped 29.0 shots per game as the top selection in goal for the Canucks. Markstrom has 17 wins, 16 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit and has recorded a mediocre 2.77 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Picks
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
Over Vancouver’s last ten outings, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-3 in those games).
The Coyotes are 11-5 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Canucks are 8-6 SU in games where they serve more minutes than the opposition.
Vancouver is 3-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Arizona is 5-3 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their past five matchups.
Arizona has averaged 4.6 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 8.8 giveaways per game (the eighth-fewest in the NHL).
Vancouver is ranked 3rd this season with just 7.9 giveaways per game. That figure has improved recently, however, as it’s averaged 5.8 giveaways over its last 10 games and 3.8 giveaways over its last five.