Arizona Coyotes (0-10-1) at Detroit Red Wings (5-6-1)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 31, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -178 / Arizona Coyotes +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Arizona Coyotes look for their second win of the season as they continue their road trip in the Motor City on Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Coyotes got their first win of the season last night as they outlasted the Philadelphia Flyers in the City of Brotherly Love last night but it didn’t come easy as they almost threw the game away giving up two short handed goals in the final minute of play before ultimately winning in overtime. Arizona has had an awful start to the year and are one of the league’s worst teams that should be in the running for the top draft pick in the offseason as Rick Tocchet’s crew doesn’t have a ton of depth up front, a thin blue line, and goaltending issues that will handcuff them all season. Arizona hasn’t had much success so far but they have really struggled against the Atlantic division as they are 1-7 in their last eight matchups and are 14-51 in their 65 road games overall. Antii Raanta is expected to get the start here as he will face off against Jimmy Howard who has retaken the starting role away from Petr Mrazek.
The Red Wings meanwhile have had mixed results so far this season and have been a very tough team to handicap as they have come away with wins against some of the league’s best but have fallen short against inferior competition and will need some more consistency in their game if they’re going to find a way to jump back into the playoff picture. Detroit has dropped six of their last seven games and haven’t looked good doing so and are a very modest 3-7 against teams with a losing record which doesn’t bode well for them here but at home against a very underwhelming Coyotes team looks like a nice spot for the Wings to get back on track.
The Coyotes are 22-51 in their last 73 overall and 1-4 in their last five in a 4-5 set while Detroit is 6-2 in their last eight in the West and 7-22 in their last 29 Tuesday games. This is a time for the Wings to build some confidence as Arizona is struggling and in a back to back here where they don’t seem to play well.