Wild vs Coyotes Prediction - NHL Picks 2/14/24

Arizona Coyotes (23-24-4) vs Minnesota Wild (24-23-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +103 / Minnesota Wild -127 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Arizona Coyotes face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at Mullett Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Wild vs Coyotes prediction. 

Can Wild Build on Last Game?

The Wild have had some major issues this season but they hope to build on last game. The Wild faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights and the offense scored five goals on the way to the victory. Matt Boldy had a strong game, putting a goal and adding two assists. Joel Eriksson Ek also had two goals. The Wild are averaging 3.0 goals while their defense is giving up 3.27 goals per game. Kirill Kaprizov has scored 20 goals and added 29 assists so far this season. In this game the Wild needs to get out to a fast start and really try to put the pressure on the Coyotes defense. The Wild will meet the Sabres, Canucks, and Jets after this game.

Coyotes Have Lost Six Straight

The Coyotes are really struggling heading into this game and they have lost six games in a row. In the last game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Coyotes scored three goals but the defense gave up five goals. J.J. Moser did have a strong game putting up two assists. The Coyotes are averaging 2.94 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.14 goals per game. Clayton Keller has scored 21 goals and added 28 assists so far this season. 

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Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Clayton Keller has recorded at least one point in each of the Coyotes' last six home games.
  • Matias Maccelli has recorded an assist in each of the Coyotes' last four home games.
  • Jack McBain has recorded two assists against the Wild this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Brock Faber has recorded at least one point in nine of the Wild's last 10 games.
  • Brock Faber has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Wild's last 10 games.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for average time on ice (24:59) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 30th in the league for shots per game this season (26.6).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 3rd in the league in penalty minutes this season (631).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 30th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.30%).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 2nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.81).

Wild vs Coyotes Betting Prediction

The Wild’s offense sure looked impressive in the last game, scoring five goals, and they are going to continue that here. The Coyotes defense has been a major issue heading into this game and they are going to really struggle to defend here. The Coyotes' offense might score two goals, but it’s not going to be enough to keep it close. Back the Wild on the money line to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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