The Arizona Coyotes host the Vancouver Canucks at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Thursday, Feb. 28. Arizona’s currently in 4th place in the Pacific Division. The Canucks are in 5th place. Who takes it on Thursday in a key battle between Vancouver and Arizona?
Canucks vs Coyotes NHL Lines, Game Prediction & Pick
- When: Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
- TV: ESP+
- Radio: Vancouver / Arizona
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Arizona -135
- Over/Under Total Odds: TBA
- Puck Line Odds: TBA
Why Vancouver Canucks are a good bet?
The Vancouver Canucks heads to the Valley of the Desert off a very good win against the Anaheim Ducks. Vancouver beat the Ducks 4-0, dominating Anaheim as a solid -155 favorite.
Not only did the Canucks beat Anaheim in their last, but they also played well against Arizona the last time they faced the Coyotes. Vancouver only lost 2-3 the last time they faced Zona. The loss happened in overtime, which means Vancouver had a real shot of beating their rivals. There’s a good chance the Canucks turn the tables on the Coyotes on Thursday night.
- Goals For: 2.7
- Shots For: 29.5
- Power Plays: 15.2%
- Face-Offs: 48.9%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 31.1
- Penalty Kills: 80.1%
- Shutouts: 8
Why Arizona Coyotes are a good bet?
The Arizona Coyotes welcomes Vancouver playing their best hockey of the season. The Coyotes are on an awesome 4 match winning streak.
They beat Edmonton 3-2 on Feb. 19 and followed up the win with a 3-2 victory over Vancouver on Feb. 21. Then on Feb. 24, they beat Central Division leading Winnipeg 4-1. They followed that up with a 4-3 win over Florida. Arizona’s hot just like the city in which they play. The Coyotes should have no trouble beating Vancouver again.
- Goals For: 2.6
- Shots For: 30.9
- Power Plays: 17.5%
- Face-Offs: 46.8%
- Goals Against: 2.8
- Shots Against: 30.7
- Penalty Kills: 85.7%
- Shutouts: 6
NHL Betting Trends for Canucks vs Coyotes
- Vancouver is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games
- Vancouver is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Vancouver’s last 5 games
- Arizona is 16-6 ATS in the last 22 games
- Arizona is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games
Canucks vs Coyotes Final NHL Betting Analysis
Although Arizona has won 4 in a row, they beat Edmonton and Florida in shootouts and needed overtime to take down the Canucks. Save for the impressive performance dominating the Jets, AZ hasn’t been overly impressive in any of their other victories.
3-of-4 wins could have gone the other way. Then again, the Coyotes have a massive edge based on trends. They often win, no matter how, against teams with losing records while the Canucks are terrible in 3-in-4 situations.
Arizona takes this. But, Vancouver should make it tough on them. Don’t play the Coyotes on the puck line. Instead, play them straight up.
NHL Betting Pick: Arizona Coyotes moneyline