Arizona Coyotes (19-19-5) at Minnesota Wild (24-13-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -185 / Arizona Coyotes +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 15 goals, Conor Garland has 21 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 82.3 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 Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 16 goals, Jordan Greenway has 19 assists and Kevin Fiala has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 53 goals on 682 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 50 goals on 551 shots.
The Coyotes are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Wild are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 overall. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Wild last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 8-20 in the last 28 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
I've said in the past that the Arizona Coyotes are a team that will let you down right when you start believing in them, and now they've lost four straight games. The Minnesota Wild have been one of the better teams at home this season and they've been even better in the home favorite role. The Wild have also won four of the five meetings against the Coyotes this season, which includes outscoring them 11-1 in the last three meetings. The only option here is for me to back the Wild and lay the PL for max betting value.