Arizona Coyotes (21-18-2) vs. Vancouver Canucks (29-11-4)
Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks 1/18/24 – Arizona Coyotes will square off against Vancouver Canucks in an anticipated NHL matchup this Thursday at Rogers Arena and broadcasted live by ESPN+, promising an epic showdown that promises to showcase both teams’ depth of talent. Fans and bettors are anxiously awaiting NHL game predictions today as both sides bring their game A game.
Arizona Coyotes’ offensive line-up has shown tremendous promise this season, led by Clayton Keller on right wing who has amassed 17 goals and 21 assists despite posting a negative plus/minus rating in 41 games. Matias Maccelli and Lawson Crouse have also played key roles, contributing playmaking abilities as well as goal scoring acumen to their efforts against Vancouver Canucks defense, seeking any strategic vulnerabilities and exploiting scoring opportunities created.
Vancouver Canucks possess an aggressive offense led by J.T. Miller. Miller’s impressive totals of 20 goals and 40 assists over 44 games with an outstanding plus/minus rating underscore his importance to their strategy. Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes also play key roles, with Pettersson contributing goal scoring capabilities while Hughes provides both defense and assists. Their aggressive play should present an intriguing test to Coyotes defensive capabilities; setting up for an exciting matchup.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks 1/18/24 Game Info
|Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET
Goaltender Connor Ingram vs. Goaltender Thatcher Demko
Connor Ingram of the Arizona Coyotes has become an invaluable member of their defense this season, showing outstanding skills across 26 games. His remarkable 0.919 save percentage, accomplished by successfully handling 681 out of 741 shots faced at him, demonstrates his dependability and prowess as a goaltender. Furthermore, Ingram’s ability to maintain composure in high-pressure situations not only earned him 15 wins but cemented his position as an essential piece in their defensive strategy–particularly through flawless performances in shootouts.
Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks mirrors Ingram’s impressive statistics in 31 games, earning a 0.919 save percentage and 22 wins against 8 losses; his 858 out of 934 shot saves demonstrate his skillset while 1846:05 minutes spent on the ice prove his endurance and contribution to his team; consistently blocking 858 shots is an invaluable component to their defensive success, further underscoring Demko’s importance within their lineup.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this match, yet to be released, will have a substantial effect on its dynamics. Given Vancouver’s superior record and Arizona’s recent performance against the spread, many may consider them favorites; however, bettors should carefully follow these odds in order to gauge which team offers greater potential and assess perceived strength or weaknesses of both squads.
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes have recently shown great strength against the spread, posting a 4-1 record over their last five games against expectations and seeing four totals go OVER in these contests, suggesting their propensity for high-scoring matches which could continue in this matchup against Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks have been performing exceptionally against the spread in recent games, going 5-0 against betting expectations in their last five. Their ability to consistently surpass expectations speaks volumes about their robust gameplay; however, a trend towards lower scoring games (only 1 game went OVER in their previous 5) may portend more defensive tactics in coming contests.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks 1/18/24 Betting Picks
Based on recent form and trends, this game appears to be shaping up into an epic showdown between offensive prowess versus defensive resilience. While Vancouver appears to have an edge thanks to their solid offensive line and goaltending performance, don’t underestimate their opponent.
In terms of betting picks, the best premium weekly tips would suggest leaning towards the Canucks for a straight win, especially if the odds offer value. Prop bets on individual performances, particularly on players like Miller and Keller, could be interesting. The over/under bet might favor the UNDER, given the Canucks’ recent lower-scoring games, but the Coyotes’ tendency for higher totals could balance this out.
Free Pick and Prediction: Vancouver Canucks 3, Arizona Coyotes 1