Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21

Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/2/21 Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (16-15-5) at Anaheim Ducks (11-20-6)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +118 / Arizona Coyotes -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 14 goals, Clayton Keller has 17 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 33 goals on 379 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 10 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 69 goals on 673 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 45 goals on 382 shots.

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The Coyotes are 9-25 in their last 34 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 2-9 in their last 11 home games and 17-35 in their last 52 overall. The under is 7-2 in Coyotes last 9 road games. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The Coyotes are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Arizona Coyotes are not a team I back with much confidence and they're also a team that's been horrible on the road dating back to last season. However, the Anaheim Ducks have been pretty much terrible everywhere they play and the losing continues with an offense that can't find the back of the net with any consistency. The Coyotes have won four of the six meetings this season against the Ducks, which includes a 5-1 victory about two weeks ago. Give me the Coyotes and the more than reasonable price.

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Randy’s Pick Arizona Coyotes -130

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

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