Arizona Coyotes (12-13-5) at Anaheim Ducks (9-16-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +111 / Arizona Coyotes -123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks meet Saturday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win here to snap a five game losing streak. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with nine goals, Conor Garland has 15 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three 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 Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with nine goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 68 goals on 639 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 32 goals on 271 shots.
The Coyotes are 8-24 in their last 32 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Ducks are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 9-23 in their last 32 overall. The under is 6-0 in Coyotes last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Ducks last 6 games following a win. The Coyotes are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
As I've said before, I'm not running to the window to back the Anaheim Ducks, but I'd give them the edge at home with the plus money. The Ducks beat the Coyotes on Thursday and the home team has won nine of the last 10 meetings in this series. The Arizona Coyotes have not only lost five straight games, but they've been horrible on the road dating back to last season. In a battle of two struggling teams, I'll take my chances with the plus money.