Minnesota Wild at Arizona Coyotes

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The Minnesota Wild will go on the road and take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. The Wild have a record of 27-13-3. The Coyotes have a record of 20-20-5. The Wild and Coyotes have faced each other six times this season with Minnesota winning five out of the six games.

Wild on Three Game Winning Streak

The Wild have won three straight games. Their last game was a 5-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks. Nico Sturm, Kirill Kaprizov, Joel Eriksson Ek, Zach Parise, and Mats Zuccarello each scored a goal. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 26 out of 28 shots faced.

Offense has been good for the Wild recently. They have scored three goals or more in five out of the last seven games. The team ranks 12th in goals per game, 27th in shots per game, seventh in shooting %, and 13th in scoring efficiency ratio. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 36 points on the season. The Wild have 18 players with 10 points or more on the season.

Defense and goaltending have been excellent for the Wild in recent games. They have given up two goals or less in five out of the last nine games. The team ranks 10th in goals against per game, 17th in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. Kaapo Kahkonen has a record of 13-7-0 with a 2.66 GAA and a .910 SV%. Cam Talbot has a record of 14-6-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .922 SV %.

Coyotes Snap Five Game Losing Streak

The Coyotes snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the St. Louis Blues in their previous game 3-2 on Saturday. Alex Goligoski, Michael Bunting, and Clayton Keller each scored a goal. Darcy Kuemper stopped 20 out of 22 shots faced.

Offense has been a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of their last four games. The team ranks 22nd in goals per game, last in shots per game, 11th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. Phil Kessel leads the team with 34 points. Jakob Chychrun is tied for first in goals among defensemen.

Goaltending has been shaky recently for the Yotes. They have given up four goals or more in four out of the last six games. The team ranks 21st in goals against per game, 22nd in opponent shooting % and save %, and 18th in shots against per game. Darcy Kuemoer has a record of 8-7-2 with a 2.28 GAA and a .918 SV%.

The Bottom Line

 

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Offense has been a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of their last four games. The team ranks 22nd in goals per game, last in shots per game, 11th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. Defense and goaltending have been very good for the Wild in recent games. They have given up two goals or less in five out of the last nine games. The team ranks 10th in goals against per game, 17th in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. The Wild have won four straight games against the Coyotes. Minnesota will win this game.

Prediction:
Minnesota Wild (-127)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Offense has been a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in three out of their last four games. The team ranks 22nd in goals per game, last in shots per game, 11th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. Defense and goaltending have been very good for the Wild in recent games. They have given up two goals or less in five out of the last nine games. The team ranks 10th in goals against per game, 17th in shots against per game, and fifth in opponent shooting % and save %. The under has hit in three out of the last four games between these two teams. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5