Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (51-21-7) vs Arizona Coyotes (22-50-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -714 / Arizona Coyotes +475 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild host the Arizona Coyotes in Tuesday NHL Action

The Arizona Coyotes come into this road contest with an overall record of 22-50-7. Through 79 games, the Coyotes are 8th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 193 times, good for a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Arizona is the 30th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.78 goals per game. So far, the Coyotes have a strength of schedule rating of 4th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 32nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Minnesota Wild get set to host the Arizona Coyotes with an overall record of 51-21-7. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 79 games, the Wild have scored 300 goals, giving them an average of 3.73. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams.On defense, Minnesota is the 17th-ranked unit, giving up 3.05 goals per contest. So far, the Wild have played the 23rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Minnesota's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 6th in the NHL.

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Through 67 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.8%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nick Schmaltz, who has 32 assists to go along with his 23 goals. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.61 goals per game.

Through 78 games, the Minnesota Wild's goal and overall scoring leader is Kirill Kaprizov, with 103 points. He has reached his mark of 45 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.1%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Kevin Fiala, who has 51 assists to go along with his 33 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +25. Minnesota's top goalie is Cam Talbot, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Arizona's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-36-5. So far, taking the over when the Coyotes are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18-2. On the season, 57.0% of Arizona's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 40.0% of the scoring coming from the Coyotes. In Minnesota's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 46-31-2. So far, taking the over when the Wild are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 25-12-1. On the season, 65.0% of Minnesota's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Wild. Look for this matchup to fall below the line of 6.5 goals, as Minnesota's elite defensive unit will shut down Arizona's 26th-ranked scoring offense. I recommend taking the under.

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