Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 3/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+166) Wild (-185)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (12-11-4) go to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (16-8-1). The Coyotes open this matchup at +166 while the Wild are priced at -185. The total opens at 5.5.
The Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 defeat to the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. The Coyotes had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the matchup, they converted 1 of the 22 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Arizona earned 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 44 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 56 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.9%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 54.8% and their PDO rating was 95.0 for this matchup.
With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 67 goals (25th in hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 79. For the season, the have a total of 28 points and their points % is .519. Arizona has accumulated 91 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 19.78%. While at even strength, the Coyotes have given up 64 goals while getting 49 themselves. Arizona has attempted 689 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Coyotes have had 851 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 94 power play opportunities (6th in the NHL) and have come away with 15 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Antti Raanta. During his career on the ice, Raanta has 112 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .636. His save percentage is .920 in his 10,560 minutes played. Raanta has seen 5,381 shots taken against him and has gathered 4,951 total saves. Opponents have racked up 430 goals versus Raanta in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.44. He has compiled a record of 92-63-20 and he started in 176 games. Raanta has played in 195 games during his NHL career.
In their win over Arizona, Minnesota had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances. The Wild recorded 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.2%. Minnesota earned a 56.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 58.1% by amassing a Fenwick of 43 and the Coyotes ending the game with a 31 Fenwick.
The Wild have tallied 73 goals at even strength and 6 goals (31st in hockey) while on the power play. Minnesota has attempted 764 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.34%, while allowing the opposition 723 shots. So far this year, the Minnesota Wild have earned 79 goals, 33 points, as well as a points percentage of .660. They have recorded 80 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 7.50%. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.06% on their oppositions 87 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.3%. They have granted a total of 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 50 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per game and he has surrendered 805 goals altogether. Talbot's quality start percentage comes out to 51.9% and he has 162 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 312 games and has racked up 18,577 mins. Talbot has a career record of 156-126-26 and has been in goal for 326 games. He has recorded 8,704 saves out of 9,509 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+166)
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