Minnesota Wild vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (11-6-2) at Minnesota Wild (6-11-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -112 / Arizona Coyotes +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild meet Thursday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with eight goals, Nick Schmaltz has 11 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 26 goals on 377 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 19 goals on 216 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has five assists and Matt Dumba has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 36 goals on 335 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 21 goals on 217 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog, 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Wild are 6-15 in their last 21 home games, 6-17 in their last 23 vs. Western Conference and 0-7 in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this contest playing better hockey than the Wild, and they've played some of their best hockey of the season up to this point on the road. The Minnesota Wild are in a real funk right now due to an offense and defense that can't get on the same page, and they haven't had much success on their home ice. Also, laying juice with a squad that's lost five of their last seven games probably isn't the best value bet. The Arizona Coyotes and the even money is tough to turn down given the current form of the Wild.