Coyotes at Ducks - 10/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (2-0-0) at Anaheim Ducks (0-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -231 / Arizona Coyotes +206 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSW2
The Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks square off late Wednesday night at the Honda Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look to remain unbeaten when they take the road for the second time. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and have yet to score on a power play. Tobias Rieder leads Arizona with two goals, Martin Hanzal has three assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has given up two goals on 69 shots faced. Smith has allowed two or less goals in four of his last eight outings.
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The Anaheim Ducks are still looking for their first win and are coming off an overtime loss to Vancouver. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 0.5 goals per game and have yet to score a power play goal. Sami Vatanen leads Anaheim with one goal, Andrew Cogliano has an assist and Ryan Getzlaf has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed three goals on 69 shots faced. Anderson has allowed two or less goals in six of his last seven regular season outings.
The Coyotes are 20-43 in their last 63 road games and 3-10 in their last 13 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 36-15 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Coyotes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Ducks offense is going to wake up eventually, and that's all it will take for Anaheim to get on the board, as Anderson has been solid as usual. I like the Ducks to get the job done here aagainst a Coyotes team they've owned over the years.