Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks - 3/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks - 3/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (8-16-6) vs Arizona Coyotes (12-13-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +115 / Arizona Coyotes -138 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and the Anaheim Ducks meet in NHL action from the Honda Center on Thursday night.

The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Wild in their last game. Conor Garland leads the Coyotes in scoring with 22 points including 8 goals and 14 assists while Clayton Keller is right behind with 8 goals and 13 assists. Jakob Chychrun has 19 points with 7 goals and 12 assists while Phil Kessel and Christian Dvorak each have a team-high 9 goals this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.3 goals per game on 25.6 shots per game with an 18.4% success rate on the power play while allowing 3 goals against per game on 31.4 shots against per contest with an 84% kill percentage on the PK this season.

The Anaheim Ducks will look to bounce back from an 8-4 loss to the Ducks last time out. Rickard Rakell and Max Comtois each have a team-high 19 points with Rakell logging 6 goals and a team-high 13 assists while Comtois has a team-high 9 goals with 10 apples on the year. As a team, Anaheim is averaging 2.2 goals per game on 27.5 shots against per game with an 11.4% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.4 goals per game on 29.6 shots against per game with a 75.6% success rate on the PK this season.

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Arizona is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 8-23 in their last 31 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Anaheim is 28-58 in their last 86 games overall and -19 in their last 26 games as a home underdog while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. The home team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

Once again, two teams in the West Division that I really honestly and truly have no desire getting behind as both have let me down and I’ve almost made money fading both. With that said, I’m going to side with the under here. Anaheim’s been good on defense aside from last game and Arizona’s a defense-first team to begin with. I just don’t see this one getting any higher than 5 personally, so give me the under here.

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