Chicago Blackhawks (3-5-0) vs. Arizona Coyotes (3-4-0)
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes 10/30/23 – As we near the end of October, Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting matchup at Mullett Arena at 10:00 PM ET. Both teams have seen uneven starts to their seasons so far; with Blackhawks holding three wins and five losses and Coyotes boasting three wins and four defeats respectively. Today’s free hockey tips focus on key trends and statistics which could give us insight into an outcome prediction for today’s match-up.
As for Chicago’s offensive prowess, team leaders Corey Perry, Connor Bedard and Ryan Donato are key figures to watch when examining their offensive prowess. Perry has shown great versatility with 2 goals and 4 assists, though his -1 Plus/Minus Rating may indicate defensive vulnerabilities. Bedard’s 19:54 Time on Ice per Game underscores his importance on the ice with three goals and two assists while Donato completes their trio for balanced performances against Coyotes defense who might find it challenging keeping pace with Blackhawks as they push them up the standings during season finale.
Arizona boasts its own formidable firepower in Nick Schmaltz, Clayton Keller and Logan Cooley; Schmaltz and Keller each contributed eight points from seven games while Cooley assisted five times, showing his ability to set plays up. Chicago’s defense, led by Mrazek in goal, will have their work cut out for them against such formidable opponents.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes 10/30/23 Game Info
|When:||Monday, October 30, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET|
Goaltender Petr Mrazek vs. Goaltender Karel Vejmelka
Petr Mrazek has proven himself as an impressive goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks this season, sporting a save percentage of 0.918 after 5 games played – showing consistent ability to deflect shots against him and stop 3 goals per game on average against him. Mrazek will be critical to keeping their opponents at bay such as Schmaltz and Keller from their Coyotes counterparts; his reactions and decision-making skills will be instrumental to hold off offensive surges like these against them; yet history shows he’s more than capable of rising to this challenge head on!
Karel Vejmelka serves as goaltender for the Arizona Coyotes. While sharing similar wins-loss records as Mrazek, Vejmelka boasts an improved goals against average of 2.51 which, coupled with his impressive 0.926 save percentage makes him a formidable barrier against any attacking lineup – in particular those from Chicago such as Perry, Bedard, and Donato will pose significant challenge to Vejmelka despite past performances suggesting otherwise; every match presents its own set of obstacles; therefore Vejmelka will need agility and composure in order to defend against Blackhawks offensive assault successfully.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Arizona Coyotes -185, Total Odds: 6.5
Analyzing the odds, Arizona Coyotes are clear favorites in this matchup and have been given oddsmakers’ projection of -185 as their starting odds. Such a mark signals to bettors that oddsmakers believe the Coyotes have a higher likelihood of victory, necessitating greater investment to achieve less return. With total set at 6.5 points towards expected goalscoring contest, both teams’ offensive arsenals combined with certain vulnerabilities in defense should lead to goals being frequent – bettors must decide if total surpass or stay under this mark while considering both teams’ recent performances and offensive capabilities when placing bets on over/under or exceeding this mark when betting their chosen bet.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago is in a defensive mode, as evidenced by their six consecutive UNDER games over their last eight contests. Their road and Western Conference performance hasn’t been stellar either; with just 2 wins out of 13 wins against Western Conference foes since November 2013. This could be cause for alarm for Blackhawks fans when facing Arizona Coyotes next.
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
Arizona presents their own set of challenges despite their more favorable standing. Eleven of their last 16 matches have gone over, indicating high-scoring matches tend to happen frequently in Arizona’s favor. They have had success against Chicago at home (6-2 SU over 8 games played), however overall their record against Western Conference teams mirrors Chicago at 3-13 SU.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes 10/30/23 Betting Picks
As analysis and betting trends suggest, this should be an intense contest between two equally eager teams who seek to improve their standings – though the Coyotes currently hold an edge with regards to goalscoring potential, while Blackhawks have displayed signs of promise as well.
For those in search of premium picks and parlays, considering the high-scoring nature of Coyotes games, betting on the OVER may prove profitable. Conversely, Blackhawks underdog status might make them attractive picks for more daring bettors.
Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks 3, Arizona Coyotes 4.