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Ducks vs. Coyotes - 11/23/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Coyotes (9-10-2) at Anaheim Ducks (12-4-5)
Date & Time Sunday November 23, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -190 / Arizona Coyotes +172 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, FSWHD
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NHL | Arizona Coyotes (9-10-2) at Anaheim Ducks (12-4-5)
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The Arizona Coyotes and Anaheim Ducks play Sunday night at the Honda Center.

The Arizona Coyotes have split their last six games and are coming off a shootout win Saturday over San Jose. The Coyotes defense has been widely inconsistent, as they’re allowing 3.1 goals per game on the season and have given up nine goals in their last four games. The Arizona Coyotes have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing three or more goals, and they haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Mike Smith has allowed 49 goals on 447 shots and Devan Dubnyk has given up 15 goals on 203 shots faced. Offensively, Mikkel Boedker has seven goals, Keith Yandle has 12 assists and Shane Doan has 55 shots on goal. This matchup will wrap up a three-game road trip for the Arizona Coyotes.

The Anaheim Ducks have lost six of their last eight games and are somehow still in first place in the Pacific. The Ducks lack of consistent offense continues to hurt, as they’re averaging 2.6 goals on the season and have been held to two or less goals in five of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost seven of their last nine games when being held to three or less goals and have gone four of their last five games without scoring on the power play. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 11 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 13 assists and Matt Beleskey has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are 6-6 on the pp kill in their last two contests. Frederik Andersen has allowed 32 goals on 390 shots faced.

The Coyotes are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Ducks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.

The Anaheim Ducks have owned the Coyotes lately and catch Arizona on a back-to-back. Take the Ducks and the run line to give you more bang for your buck. 

Pick:
Anaheim Ducks -1.5

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