Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21

Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/16/21 Photo by Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (12-12-4) at Minnesota Wild (17-8-1)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

The Line: Minnesota Wild -185 / Arizona Coyotes +166 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with nine goals, Conor Garland has 14 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 28 goals on 317 shots.

The Minnesota Wild look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 7.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 11 goals, Jordan Greenway has 14 assists and Kevin Fiala has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 28 goals on 333 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 32 goals on 408 shots.

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The Coyotes are 8-22 in their last 30 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wild are 7-0 in their last 7 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 overall. The over is 9-4 in Wild last 13 overall. The Coyotes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.

The Arizona Coyotes continue to pile up the losses with an offense that can't find the back of the net, and they've played their worst hockey by far on the road. The Minnesota Wild are enjoying some of their best hockey of the season and they've now won four of the five meetings against the Coyotes this season. In fact, the Wild have outscored the Coyotes 8-1 in the last two meetings. Give me the Wild and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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