Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Honda Center)

ARI -125 O:U 5

TV: DTV

The Arizona Coyotes go to Anaheim, California to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday at the Honda Center. The Arizona Coyotes are coming off of a two-game losing streak, losing to the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers in a crushing loss, giving up seven goals in the loss. The Coyotes have lost four of their last five games, only defeating San Jose in their previous five games.

Arizona is 26-20-4 on the season, and have a good record on the road, being 14-10-3. The Coyotes need to improve on the offensive end, ranking 21st in goals, but they have done well on defense, as they rank seventh in goals allowed. Much of their success has to do with their goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper, who had the best goals allowed average in all of the NHL before going down with an injury, and since that injury, Arizona has not been the same.

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a loss to the San Jose Sharks, snapping a two-game winning streak, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators. However, the Ducks have only won three out of nine games they have played this month.

The Anaheim Ducks are 19-25-5 on the season and are currently seventh in the Pacific Division. The Ducks have one of the league’s worst offenses, as the Ducks are 30th in the NHL in goals scored with only 120 goals. However, the Ducks have won the games that they have this season due to their defense as their defense is currently ranked 17th in the NHL in goals allowed. 

Arizona is 30-21 ATS this season
Coyotes are 4-0 in their last four games as a road favorite.
Anaheim is 23-26 ATS this season
Ducks are 3-7 in their last ten games as an underdog.

Despite the recent poor run of form that the Arizona Coyotes are on, I still think that they are the superior team in terms of talent to the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks trail the regular-season series 2-1, losing the last two this year. The Coyotes are 5-2 in the previous seven meetings against the Ducks. I think this is a perfect bounce-back game for the Arizona Coyotes, and get back to being a playoff-caliber team. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 5-3.
 

Joshua’s Pick Arizona -125

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