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Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes 1/14/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arizona Coyotes (13-23-5) vs. Minnesota Wild (23-14-4)
January 14, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -400 / Arizona Coyotes +290; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild meet Saturday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center. The Arizona Coyotes have lost 7 straight games. The Minnesota Wild have split their last 8 games.

The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with 15 goals, Clayton Keller has 23 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 104 goals on 1,063 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 40 goals on 350 shots.

The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 25 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 26 assists and Matt Boldy has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 72 goals on 737 shots faced, and Filip Gustavsson has allowed 36 goals on 479 shots.

The Coyotes are 20-47 in their last 67 road games and 18-45 in their last 63 overall. The Wild are 64-27 in their last 91 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 road games. The under is 10-4-1 in Wild last 15 overall. The Coyotes are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 19-40 in the last 59 meetings. The favorite is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.

The Arizona Coyotes just aren’t a good team, and this losing streak is another example of that. It’s hard to make a case for the Coyotes these days. The Minnesota Wild have been one of the best home teams in the league dating back to last season, and they have a clear edge on the defensive side here. There’s only one way to go, and that’s for me to side with the Wild and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

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