Gila River Arena is the site for a divisional tilt as the Vancouver Canucks visit Arizona to take on the Coyotes. The match will get going at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 11 and it is being shown live on Fox Sports Arizona
Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Vancouver is 25-43 straight up (SU) and has lost 11.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 68 regular season matches, 40 of its games have gone over the total, while 28 have gone under and none have pushed. As an away team this season, the Nucks are 13-20 SU.
Vancouver has converted on 21.5 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s good enough for ninth-best in the league. Its penalty kill is ranked 25th out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off only 77.3 percent of all penalties.
The Nucks, as a collective unit, have been whistled for penalties 3.8 times per game overall this season, and 2.8 per game over its past five. The teams had to kill penalties just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 26.1 saves per game with a .910 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (18-32-7) has been the top option in goal for Vancouver this season. If it chooses to rest him, however, head coach Travis Green may turn to Anders Nilsson (7-17-3), who has a .901 save percentage and 3.52 goals against average this year.
The visiting Canucks will be led by Brock Boeser and Daniel Sedin. Boeser has 55 points via 29 goals and 26 assists, and has recorded two or more points 11 times. Sedin has 21 goals and 26 assists to his name (and has notched a point in 32 games).
On the other side of the rink, Arizona is 21-46 straight up (SU) and has lost 17.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. 35 of its games have gone under the total, while 30 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 12-22 SU at home this year.
The Coyotes have converted on just 16.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom 5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Coyotes players have been sent to the penalty box only 3.3 times per game in total this season, and 4.0 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays 10.2 minutes per contest over their last five home games.
Antti Raanta has stopped 26.8 shots per game as the primary choice in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has 16 wins, 23 losses, and six overtime losses and has recorded a .924 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average this year.
The Coyotes offense will be led by Clayton Keller (18 goals, 30 assists).
Vancouver Canucks at Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under
- Vancouver is 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while Arizona is 1-5 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in three of Arizona’s last five outings.
- The majority (68.0 percent) of Vancouver’s wins have come by two or more goals and the team is 17-28 overall in games decided by at least two scores. 8 of Arizona’s wins (38.1 percent) have been decided by two or more goals.
- The Coyotes this season have recorded the fifth-most hits per game (24.4).