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Arizona Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (2-1-0) at Arizona Coyotes (0-2-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes -116 / Detroit Red Wings -116 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, FSAZ

The Detroit Red Wings and Arizona Coyotes meet Thursday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.

The Detroit Red Wings look for their second road victory of the season to build on their 2-1-0 start. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with two goals, Mike Green has six assists and Martin Frk has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 92.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up three goals on 77 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 32 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six games.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Detroit Red Wings - 10/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Coyotes are still looking for their first victory after a frustrating 0-2-1 start. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Tobias Rieder leads Arizona with two goals, Alex Goligoski has three assists and Clayton Keller has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing four goals per game and are killing 90.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up seven goals on 64 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed five goals on 47 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed two or more goals in six straight games.

The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 3-10 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 26-53 in their last 79 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 24-8-3 in the last 35 meetings in Arizona, 43-18-6 in the last 67 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Neither team has been all that impressive out of the gate, but this is an interesting spot for the Arizona Coyotes, as they finally get a home game and it won't be shadowed by the storylines and emotional play with the Vegas Knights. This is a game where the Coyotes can kind of focus on hockey and play with a clear mind. The Red Wings haven't had much success putting the puck in the back of the net. I'll side with Arizona and the cheap price at home.

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