Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/4/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (3-6-0) at Anaheim Ducks (4-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -196 / Arizona Coyotes +155 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ+, FSWHD
The Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks clash Friday night in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look to continue building confidence after winning three of their last four games. The Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with five goals, Max Domi has seven assists and Martin Hanzal has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 24 goals on 231 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed six goals on 60 shots. The Arizona Coyotes are just 1-5 on the road this season.
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The Anaheim Ducks could use a nice home victory after splitting their last eight games. The Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with four goals, Cam Fowler has four assists and Andrew Cogliano has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 24 goals on 269 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed four goals on 56 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Coyotes are 16-44 in their last 60 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 31-13 in their last 44 vs. Western Conference. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Coyotes have been awful on the road this season and are now on the end of a back-to-back against a Ducks team that's due for a breakout performance after inconsistent play to start the season. Hard to trust Arizona on the road given what we've seen in six tries already. I'll take the Ducks at home here.