Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Gila River Arena
Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (5-10-1, 7th in the Central Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (9-5-2, 5th in the Pacific Division). The Coyotes open this contest at -145 while the Wild are priced at +131. The over/under has been set at 5. The Wild are covering 31.3% of the time, having gone 5-11 SU. Arizona is covering 53.3% of the time, going 8-7 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this matchup with a record of 5 victories and 10 losses, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 42 goals which has them at 12th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is -15, ranking them 27th in the league. The Wild currently have a total of 11 pts, which has them at 29th in the league and 14th in the West. When talking about shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 458 which has them at 14th in the Western Conference and 25th in the league. As a group, Minnesota has earned a total of 235 hits which has them averaging 14.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 162 blocks for the year. The goalie for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is 33 years old and has racked up 511 mins in goal this year. Dubnyk is giving up 3.64 goals against average which places him at 21st among Western Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has allowed 31 goals. His save % is .883 which places him at 20th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Minnesota Wild were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 5 loss against the San Jose Sharks their last time out. The Wild had a good offensive outing and it showed in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 5 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't net one. Minnesota racked up 30 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Wild was 42 and the Corsi against was 32 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against sat at 27, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 28 face-off wins and lost 16 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 52.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 111.3 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks put up 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 17 penalty minutes and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 9 wins and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 4th in the conference and 8th in the NHL with +8. They currently have a total of 45 goals for the season which has them ranked at 10th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save % as a team of .926 which has them ranked 3rd in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 9.0% ranking them 10th in the Western Conference. In goal for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a good year by surrendering only 1.82 goals per game and that ranks him 1st among Western Conference goalies and 1st in the NHL. In the 660 mins he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 20 goals. He's earned a save % of .937, which has him sitting 1st among Western Conference goalies and 2nd in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes played the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Coyotes were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 3 - 2. In this matchup, Arizona earned a 52.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO of 100.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 38.7%. The Coyotes notched 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one. As for the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 4 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Arizona allowed 33 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets racked up 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (+131)
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