Wild vs. Coyotes - 1/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (23-19-5) at Minnesota Wild (23-17-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -167 / Arizona Coyotes +151 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSN+
The Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild square off Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 17 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 41 goals on 380 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild need a big home win after losing six of their last seven games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 17 goals, Mikko Koivu has 24 assists and Thomas Vanek has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 84 goals on 1,069 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 23 goals on 312 shots. Dubnyk has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Not sure why we would be paying such heavy chalk with a Wild team that's lost six of their last seven overall and four straight at home. That alone has me leaning towards the Coyotes and the solid plus money. Give me Arizona as a shot in the dark given the value.