Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks - 3/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (9-16-6) vs Arizona Coyotes (12-13-5)
Game Info: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)
Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +111 / Arizona Coyotes -123 --- 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 Saturday night.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to the Ducks in their last matchup. Conor Garland leads the way for the Coyotes with 24 points coming on 9 goals and 15 assists while Clayton Keller isn’t far behind with 22 points including 9 goals and 12 assists. Jakob Chychrun also has 19 points with a team-high 80 shots on goal while Phil Kessel and Christian Dvorak each have 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 PP while allowing 3 goals on 31.4 shots with an 84% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Anaheim Ducks will try to keep the puck rolling after their win over the Coyotes last time out. Rickard Rakell leads the Coyotes in scoring with 21 points including 6 goals and a team-high 15 assists while Max Comtois has 19 points with a team-high 9 goals and 10 apples. Adam Henrique has 8 goals with 6 assists for his 14 points while Cam Fowler and Kevin Shattenkirk each have 2 goals and 11 assists for their 13 points. As a team, Anaheim is averaging 2.2 goals per game on 27.5 shots per game with an 11.4% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.4 goals on 29.6 shots against per game with a 75.6% conversion rate on the PK this season.
Arizona is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 8-24 in their last 32 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games. Anaheim is 9-23 in their last 32 games overall and 2-8 in their last 10 home games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games following a win.
It’s hard to get a feel for either of these teams right now and I’m not really looking to get behind either one if we’re being honest. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. As much as I’ve knocked both teams offensively as of late, the thing is that the opposing defense has an ability to make each other look good on the offensive end and I think that’s what’s going to happen here. I could see some bad goaltending leading to 7 or 8 goals here, so I’ll take the over in this spot.