Vancouver Canucks vs. Arizona Coyotes Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Apr 07, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks play the second of a road/road back-to-back Thursday at the Arizona Coyotes.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
April 07, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Gila River Arena
Arizona
25-50-3-4
Puckline -1.5 +136
Moneyline -181
Over / Under o +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

Puckline +1.5 -164
Moneyline +151
Over / Under u +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

Vancouver is a -170 favourite on the NHL odds.

Canucks vs. Coyotes NHL Betting Odds

Thursday is the last time this season that Vancouver will complete a road/road back-to-back. The team still has two more B2Bs, but neither of those include two road games. Arizona was expected to be one of the NHL’s worst teams and is, and it benefits the Coyotes to lose as much as possible to try and finish with the fewest points in the league (likely going to be them, Canadiens or Kraken) and the best chance to win the NHL Draft lottery.

It’s the second of three meetings between these clubs – one earlier was postponed – and they finish things off April 14 in Vancouver. They met Feb. 8 there and the Canucks won 5-1 with four of the six total goals scored in the second (three by Vancouver). JT Miller was the No. 1 star with a goal and assist, while former Coyote Oliver Ekman-Larsson had three helpers and Thatcher Demko 35 saves. Lawson Crouse scored for the Coyotes and Karel Vejmelka stopped 24 of 29 shots.

This past off-season, the Canucks traded Antoine Roussel, Loui Eriksson and the No. 9 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft to Arizona for Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland.

Arizona is 5-2 in the past seven meetings.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks got a huge win for their slim Wild-Card hopes Wednesday in snapping a three-game skid and pounding the Golden Knights in Vegas 5-1 despite playing without the likes of Brock Boeser (19G, 19A) and Quinn Hughes (5G, 48A). There’s apparently a chance Hughes can play tonight. Elias Pettersson was the No. 1 star Wednesday with two goals and two assists for his 50th career multi-point game. Thatcher Demko started Wednesday, but tonight it will be Jaroslav Halak (3-7-2, 3.18 GAA, .894 SV). Halak was last in net March 28 in St. Louis and allowed three goals in a loss. Halak has faced the Coyotes 15 times in his career and is 10-3-2 with a 1.87 GAA and .936 SV. Vancouver is 12-40 in its past 52 in the second of a back-to-back.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona has shut down several players for the season due to injury as there’s little point in rushing them back even if they could do so. Clayton Keller (28G, 35A) recently broke his leg so he would have been done anyways. Lawson Crouse (20G, 14A) is also done, and defenceman Jakob Chychrun (7G, 14A) probably is. There are a handful of others. Arizona comes off a 5-1 loss in St. Louis on Monday with Nick Schmaltz scoring the lone goal, his 21st of the year. Ivan Prosvetov allowed five goals on 29 shots, but it will be Harri Sateri in this one. Sateri hasn’t appeared in an NHL game since 2017-18, when he was 4-4-0 with a 2.92 GAA and a .911 save per centage in nine appearances with Florida. Winger Phil Kessel could make history Thursday with two goals as that would get him to 400 career. The 34-year-old is having a rough season with only seven goals. The Coyotes are 1-5 in their past six vs. the Pacific Division.

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