08 Feb

Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild 02-08-2018 Prediction & Preview

Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild 02-08-2018 Prediction & Preview

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The Viking's pick: Minnesota Wild

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Pick: Minnesota Wild 

Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

Pick: Minnesota Wild

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 Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

Pick: Minnesota Wild

Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

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Pick: Minnesota Wild -2.5

Pick: Arizona Coyote ML

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The Minnesota Wild will host the Arizona Coyotes in a Western Conference matchup Thursday night from the Xcel Energy Center. The Coyotes dropped a 4-3 decision to the Jets in their previous action, and the Wild recorded a 6-1 road win against St. Louis on Tuesday night. This marks the first meeting this season, and the Wild won all three meetings last year.

The Minnesota Wild got back in the win column with a convincing 6-1 road win against the Blues on Tuesday night. Mikael Granlund continued his productive play with two assists in the victory. The 25-year old centerman has collected five points in his last five games, and is second in team scoring with 43 points in 48 games. Wild’ scoring leader Eric Staal recorded a goal and an assist on Tuesday night for his fifth point in his last three games. The veteran centerman is having a strong season, collecting 48 points in 53 games. Staal has fared well against the Coyotes in his career, posting 17 points in 17 games. The Wild have notched a win in three out of their last four games and they continue to play tight defense. They have been dominate on home ice, sporting a 18-4-4 record. Minnesota is scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, ranking them 13th in the NHL.

Minnesota (-235) is currently favored over Arizona (+195), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -125 under, +105 over.

Minnesota is 29-24 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.2 units this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team recorded during last year’s regular season (49-33). Among its 53 games this season, 28 have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team’s 18-8 SU at home this season.

Minnesota Wild have been able to convert on 21.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for seventh-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 16th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.6 percent of all penalties.

Minnesota Wild have won four of their last five home games against the Coyotes and 16 of their last 21 games on home ice overall. Both of those trends will continue facing an Arizona team that has struggled on defense all season and really has struggled on D as of late. The Wild will get the home win in this game and send the Coyotes to yet another loss.

The Arizona Coyotes might have a worse season than last years and that is saying a lot right now. Currently the Coyotes have a four game losing streak with them only scoring a combine two goals in that stretch.

This will be the last game on the road for the Coyotes as they will return home for a two game series against the Flyers and Blackhawks.

The Arizona Coyotes could use a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 14 goals, Derek Stepan has 22 assists and Christian Dvorak has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 62 goals on 558 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 68 goals on 810 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed a combined 16 goals during their four-game losing streak.

The Arizona Coyotes have dropped four in a row and to say their defense has struggled as of late would be an understatement. They rank 2nd to last in the league in goals allowed and in their four-game skid they have given up a total of 16 goals allowing 14 in their last three games. Their Arizona offense has not been any better on the season also ranking 30th in the league in goals per game, which is why it is pretty easy to see why the club has the fewest points in the NHL.

The Coyotes have converted on just 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 26th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 20th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.3 percent of all penalties.

Arizona’s players have been penalized only 3.1 times per game in total this season, 3.6 per game over their last five outings total, and 2.8 per game over their last five games as the visiting team. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays just 6.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

The Arizona Coyotes (12-41) take on the Minnesota Wild (3-24) at 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in College Basketball Campus Site – . Minnesota is the favorite in this matchup, laying -245 to win 100 here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 5.5. On the money line, Arizona is 202 while Minnesota is -245. Giving the Minnesota Wild an implied win percentage of 71.01%

The Arizona Coyotes enter this game with a 12 – 41 (22.64%) record including an 6 – 22 (21.43%) record on the road. When it comes to betting the Coyotes on the puck line, they hold a record of 26-27. On the road, as they are in this game, Arizona is 16 – 12 (57.14%) on the puck line. In betting the total in Coyotes games, Over the total has gone 23 times, while Under the total has cashed the ticket on 29 occasions. On the road, Arizona games have gone 14 – 14 respectively.

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