Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild NHL Game Picks 11/14/2019
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+100) Wild (-154)
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (6-11-1, 7th in the Central Division) play the Arizona Coyotes (11-6-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The Wild open this matchup at -154 while the Coyotes are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 8-8 SU. Minnesota covers 33.3% of the time, going 6-12 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 11 victories and 6 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 53 goals which ranks 9th in the West and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 12th in the league. The Coyotes currently have a total of 24 pts, which ranks 7th in the league and 4th in the West. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 592 which ranks 6th in the West and 14th in the league. As a group, Arizona has collected a total of 265 hits which means they have an average of 13.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 195 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has totaled 783 minutes defending the net for the season. Kuemper is conceding 1.99 goals against average which has him placed 1st among Western Conference goalies and 2nd among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 26 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .931 which has him placed 2nd among Western Conference goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3 - 2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in their previous game. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive output in this victory. For this matchup, they converted 3 of the 22 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Arizona ended up with 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 19 and the Corsi against was 49 giving them a Corsi percentage of 27.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 17 while the Fenwick against sat at 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 33.3%. They earned 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 38.3% and they had a PDO of 100.3 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the St. Louis Blues earned 35 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Wild will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 6 victories and 11 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they sit 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL with -16. They currently have a total of 47 goals for the year which is 12th in the West. Minnesota has a save % as a team of .887 which has them 26th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% putting them at 7th in the conference. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a tough campaign by allowing 3.43 goals per game and that ranks him 21st in the West and 41st in the NHL among goalies. In the 630 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has allowed 36 goals. He holds a save % of .893, which has him ranking 18th in the West and 38th in the NHL among goalies.
The Minnesota Wild faced the Los Angeles Kings in an outing where the Wild took a loss by a tally of 3 - 1. While out there on the ice, Minnesota earned a 48.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 46 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.5% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Kings having earned a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 93.2 and their oZS percentage was 47.2%. The Wild converted 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Kings had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Minnesota conceded 35 shots on goal and the Kings ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-154)
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