Coyotes vs. Red Wings - 2/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (30-12-9) at Arizona Coyotes (19-26-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +147 / Detroit Red Wings -163 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSAZ
The Detroit Red Wings and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday at the Gila River Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings continue to climb up the standings with wins in eight of their last nine games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have scored three power play goals in their last two games and have won 16 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 22 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 32 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 65 goals on 812 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 42 goals on 478 shots.
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The Arizona Coyotes could use a big win after splitting their last six games. The Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goal per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have scored four power play goals in their last three games and have won three straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 15 goals, Antoine Vermette has 22 assists and Shane Doan has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 561 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 114 goals on 1,069 shots.
The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Coyotes are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 17-35 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Wings are 21-8-3 in the last 32 meetings in Arizona and 39-16-6 in the last 61 meetings overall.
While I hate big chalk, there's no reason not to back the Red Wings here. Detroit is one of the hottest teams in the league and has owned the Coyotes over the years, especially in Arizona.