Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Arizona Coyotes head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Coyotes at +201 and the Wild at -225.
Arizona has a record of 12-32-9 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-16-6-2. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 122 goals and surrendered 186 goals for a point differential of -64. For the year they have an ATS mark of 12-41-0 and an over/under record of 23-29-0. Minnesota has a record of 29-19-5 including 18-4-4-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 159 goals and have given up 152 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 29-24-0 while their over/under mark is 28-23-0.
Valuable Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 12-41-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 23-29-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 29-24-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 28-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
02/01/18 D Jason Demers Upper Body IR (01/25)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/06/18 D Jonas Brodin Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Arizona
Derek Stepan has scored 32 total points this year for the Coyotes. He has 10 goals this season with 144 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 14 goals on 139 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Antti Raanta has 8 wins and 14 losses this season in goal for the Coyotes. He has 810 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 742 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jason Zucker has 40 total points this season for the Wild. He has 22 goals this year with 135 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 23 goals on 144 attempts. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 21 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,068 shots against him and he's given up 89 goals. He's made 979 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes have 33 total points this year, which is 31st in the NHL. They've scored 122 goals while giving up 186 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 2nd respectively. They have had 160 power play chances and scored 27 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the league. The Coyotes have given up 135 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 20th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.70% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 11th in the league with a total of 63 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 162 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 192 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Wild are 12th with a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 152 goals this season, ranking 18th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
Arizona has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've tried 3,105 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,195 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 20th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48% as they have 2,265 shots while they've given up 2,452 attempts on defense. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the year. That puts them 25th and 2nd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,578 face-off wins as opposed to 1,725 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 24th overall in the NHL. On defense Arizona has 1,295 hits and they've blocked 743 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 23rd in the league.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That ranks them 21st and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,581 face-off wins as opposed to 1,587 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 910 hits and they've blocked 828 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 46.4% as they've tried 2,781 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,210 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 47.3%, as they have 2,141 shots while they've given up 2,382 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Coyotes/Wild NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +201
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +201
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