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Coyotes vs. Ducks - 3/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks (40-17-7) at Arizona Coyotes (20-36-7)
Date & Time Tuesday March 3, 2015, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +197 / Anaheim Ducks -220 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSW2, FSAZ
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NHL | Anaheim Ducks (40-17-7) at Arizona Coyotes (20-36-7)
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The Anaheim Ducks and Arizona Coyotes square off Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.

The Anaheim Ducks look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Corey Perry leads the Ducks with 27 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 41 assists and Ryan Kesler has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 101 goals on 1,200 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 34 goals on 425 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes hope to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Coyotes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have two power play goals in their last seven games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 17 goals, Antoine Vermette has 22 assists and Shane Doan has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Mike Smith has allowed 146 goals on 1,375 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up four goals on 45 shots.

The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 44-20 in their last 64 vs. a team with a losing record. The Coyotes are 16-36 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference and 7-19 in their last 26 home games. The Ducks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.

The Coyotes are unbackable at this point with them not being able to come close to a win as of late. Take the Ducks and the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks -1.5

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