Winnipeg Jets vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (9-8-1) at Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -172 / Arizona Coyotes +155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets square off early Saturday night at the MTS Centre.
The Arizona Coyotes end a four-game road trip after winning five of their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 13.5 percent of their power plays. Max Domi leads Arizona with eight goals, Martin Hanzal has 14 assists and Anthony Duclair has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Anders Lindback has allowed 12 goals on 142 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 42 goals on 437 shots. Smith has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Steve Downie is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The Winnipeg Jets could use a big victory after losing five of their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with nine goals, Blake Wheeler has 13 assists and Mark Scheifele has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 36 goals on 383 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 20 goals on 229 shots. Pavelec has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 21-44 in their last 65 vs. Western Conference and 6-21 in their last 27 Saturday games. The Jets are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Jets have to win this game in order to stop the bleeding after a rough stretch over the last couple of weeks. The Jets have had great success against the Coyotes and at home, I see that trend keeping up.