Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Apr 14, 2022

After a slow Wednesday night in the NHL, things ramp up on Thursday night with several games that have playoff implications. One of those games sees the Arizona Coyotes visit the red-hot Vancouver Canucks.

Arizona
25-50-3-4
AT
April 14, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
40-30-7-5
Puckline +1.5 +119
Moneyline +275
Over / Under o +6

8%

Betting Action

92%

Puckline -1.5 -143
Moneyline -335
Over / Under u +6

8%

Betting Action

92%

The Canucks are looking to extend their four-game winning streak to five. Every win matters to Vancouver as they look to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Coyotes enter on a four-game losing streak and sit dead last in the NHL standings.

Vancouver is a -276 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0 goals.

Coyotes vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

The Coyotes and Canucks are meeting for the third time this season. Vancouver won the previous two matchups each by a score of 5-1. Before those victories, the Coyotes had won five of the previous six games. And heading into this game, all the numbers favour the Canucks.

Over the last five games, the favourite is 4-1. Not only that, but the Canucks are 4-0 in their last four meetings against Western Conference teams, including going 2-0 in their latest homestand.

Over the last three games, the teams have combined for six goals exactly, with one push and two Overs.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes are the worst team in the NHL. Arizona is dead last in goals, averaging 2.47 per game. They are a little better in goals-against, but still in the bottom five of the league, giving up 3.66 goals per game. Just not dead last. The Coyotes are also last in the NHL in penalty killing as teams covert 73.7 per cent of their power play chances against the Coyotes. Arizona’s power play is not much better than the penalty kill as they are 30th in the league, converting 13.8 per cent of the time.

Nick Schmaltz leads the team in points with 52 and goals with 23. Right behind him are Shayne Gostisbehere and Phil Kessel, each with 44 points. Karel Vejmelka has been a fun story for the Yotes in net this season, but it looks like he’s coming back to Earth after allowing six goals in back-to-back games.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver is in a fight for their playoff lives. The Canucks are six points out of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference with eight games left. Offensively, the Canucks are averaging 2.89 goals per game ranking them 19th in the league. J.T. Miller continues to provide offence, leading the team in points with 86. Elias Pettersson is rolling after a slow start and has out up 12 points in his last six games. Bo Horvat leads the team with 31 goals.

Defensively, the Canucks have been good all year. They have given up 2.80 goals per game, ranking them 9th in the NHL. Quinn Hughes is the backbone of that defence. He leads all Vancouver defencemen with 55 points. From here on out it is Thatcher Demko’s net. Demko has 2.67 GAA and .917 SV and is playing like “Bubble Demko” again.

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