Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+156) Wild (-173)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (12-10-4) are headed to Xcel Energy Center on Friday where they'll meet the Minnesota Wild (15-8-1). The Wild open this matchup at -173 while the Coyotes are coming in at +156. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 loss against the Avalanche their last time out. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 35 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 68 which means they had a Corsi rate of 34.0%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 25.1% and they had a PDO of 106.2 for this matchup. Arizona accumulated 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Coyotes had a below average offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 20 and the Fenwick against finished at 54, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 27.0%. They earned 29 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 29 attempts to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they converted 1 of the 14 shots they attempted.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have recorded 90 power play tries (6th in professional hockey) and have come away with 15 goals in those chances. The Coyotes have had 819 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. Arizona has attempted 664 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.1%. While at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 60 goals while scoring 49 of their own. Arizona has accumulated 87 power play opportunities and they have scored 18 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 20.69%. For the season, they have racked up 28 points and their points percentage comes in at .538. In reference to scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 67 goals (22nd in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 75.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Antti Raanta. Raanta has participated in 194 matchups during his NHL career. He has amassed a record of 92-62-20 and he has started in 175 games. The opposition has scored 427 goals against Raanta in his career and his goals against rate is 2.44. Raanta has seen 5,347 shot attempts against him and has garnered 4,920 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 10,502 minutes guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Raanta has earned 111 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .634.
The last time they were on the ice, Minnesota faced the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Wild took home the victory by a final score of 4-3. Their PDO was 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup and notched 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 38 Fenwick. The Wild netted 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. Minnesota wound up with a 41.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Minnesota had and they showed up in this game.
On the campaign, the Minnesota Wild have a total of 75 goals, 31 points, and a points percentage of .646. They have allowed 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 50 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have tallied 69 goals at even strength and 6 goals (31st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 76 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 7.89%. Minnesota has attempted 732 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.25%, while allowing the opposition 698 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.34% on their oppositions 83 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Cam Talbot defending the net. He has racked up 8,658 stops out of the 9,462 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .915. Talbot has a career mark of 154-126-26 and has participated in 324 games. He got the starting nod in 310 contests and has been on the ice for 18,457 mins. Talbot's quality start percentage comes out to 51.6% and he has made 160 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has yielded 804 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-173)
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