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Arizona Coyotes vs. Anaheim Ducks - 3/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Gila River Arena
Glendale, AZ
The Line
Arizona Coyotes -175 / Anaheim Ducks +147 -- O/U: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Arizona, Prime Ticket
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NHL | Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes
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The Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes meet in NHL action from the Gila River Arena on Tuesday night.

The Anaheim Ducks will look to build some steam after a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche last time out snapped a 5-game losing streak. Jakob Silfverberg opened the scoring for the Ducks with the lone goal of the opening period before Cam Fowler doubled the advantage with the only goal in the 2nd frame. Colorado pulled a goal back early on in the 3rd period, but the Ducks would close the door from that point on, holding on for the narrow one-goal victory. John Gibson got the win to improve to 18-20-8 after stopping 25 of the 26 shots he faced in the winning effort.

The Arizona Coyotes will look to stay hot after pushing their winning streak to 6 games after a 3-1 win over Detroit in their last outing. Josh Archibald opened the scoring for Arizona before Oliver Ekman-Larsson doubled the advantage for the Coyotes in the latter stages of the opening period. Detroit pulled a goal back with the lone goal of the 2nd period, but the ‘Yotes would restore their two-goal cushion thanks to Vinnie Hinostroza’s marker early in the 3rd period. The Coyotes would slam the door shut on Detroit the rest of the way to secure another two key points in Arizona’s playoff push. Darcy Kuemper got the win to improve to 20-14-5 after stopping 22 of 23 shots faced in the winning effort.

Anaheim is 6-25 in their last 31 games overall and 5-11 in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Western Conference. Arizona is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 home games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite. Anaheim is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.

It’s worth noting that the favorite was also 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams, so that would mean that Anaheim has always had an upper hand on the Coyotes. However, the tables have turned lately, as Arizona is one of the hotter teams in the league over the last couple of weeks, and while Anaheim got a much needed win in their last outing, the fact is that the Ducks have won just 6 games in the last two and a half months, and are pretty much playing for ping pong balls at this point. Arizona is looking like they’re going to sneak into a wild card spot with the way they’ve been playing lately, and while the price isn’t ideal, I have to keep riding the hot hand in Arizona until it stops paying off, so I’ll lay the juice with the Coyotes here.

Pick:
Arizona -175

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