Arizona Coyotes vs Chicago Blackhawks 4/20/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Arizona Coyotes look to snap a seven-game losing streak.

The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 39 goals, Patrick Kane has 63 assists and Seth Jones has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Collin Delia has given up 15 goals on 147 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 95 goals on 844 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 28 goals, Phil Kessel has 39 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 15 goals on 58 shots faced, and Karel Vejmelka has given up 158 goals on 1,557 shots.

The Blackhawks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 16-36 in their last 52 overall. The Coyotes are 16-36 in their last 52 home games and 22-54 in their last 76 overall. The over is 19-7-1 in Blackhawks last 27 overall. The over is 5-0-1 in Coyotes last 6 overall. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks are the better team on paper and probably should win, but I’m not laying juice on the road with a team that’s lost 10 of their last 11 tries. Yes, the Arizona Coyotes have issues of their own and playing at home hasn’t helped, but at least we’re getting plus money. In a battle between two losing teams that have nothing to play for and are in brutal form, I’m usually always going to lean toward the more favorable price. It’s Coyotes or pass.

Author: Lucy Green