Minnesota Wild (28-13-3) at Arizona Coyotes (20-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +110 / Minnesota Wild -133 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and Arizona Coyotes meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 18 goals, Jordan Greenway has 20 assists and Kevin Fiala has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 59 goals on 758 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 52 goals on 579 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 16 goals, Conor Garland has 22 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 48 goals on 533 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 38 goals on 401 shots.
The Wild are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 6-2 in Wild last 8 overall. The over is 12-4 in Coyotes last 16 overall. The Wild are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 20-7 in the last 27 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild continue to pile up the victories and they're still not getting a lot of respect from oddsmakers. The Wild have also won six of the seven meetings this season against the Coyotes, which includes a 5-2 victory on Monday. The Arizona Coyotes have cooled off drastically after it once looked like they were figuring things out, and their defense is back to struggling. The Wild have been the better team by a good margin this season and have owned the season series this season as well. I have to take the Wild and the cheap price.