Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 4/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+160) Wild (-185)
Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (24-13-3) play the Arizona Coyotes (19-19-5) at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Coyotes priced at +160 and the Wild are at -185. The total is set at 5.5.
The Coyotes were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat against the Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 85.5 in this one. They accounted for 25 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick against finished at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.9%. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 53 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.0%. Arizona accrued 12 penalty mins in this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Coyotes had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
The Coyotes have had 1,341 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .902. When at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed 108 goals while notching 85 on offense. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 134 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have scored 24 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have scored 43 points and their points percentage is .500. Arizona has attempted 1,137 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.9%. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 113 goals (19th in pro hockey) on the year and have conceded 132. Arizona has compiled 143 power play opportunities and they have tallied 28 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 19.58%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Antti Raanta. The opposition has been able to score 435 goals against Raanta in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.44. Raanta has participated in 197 games during his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .920 in his 10,679 minutes guarding the cage. He has amassed a mark of 93-64-20 and he started in 178 games. For his career, Raanta has accumulated 113 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .635. Raanta has seen 5,443 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,008 saves.
Their last time out, Minnesota faced off against the Blues in an outing where the Wild went home in defeat by a final score of 3-2. Minnesota earned a 38.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Minnesota had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 38.3% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Blues ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 46.8%. The Wild recorded 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this game and tallied 1 out of those attempts.
During this campaign, the Minnesota Wild are sitting with 118 goals, 51 points, in addition to a points percentage of .638. They have granted a total of 108 goals to be scored by of a combination of 87 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild have earned 99 goals at even strength and 19 goals (27th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 126 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.08%. Minnesota has attempted 1,151 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.25%, while allowing their opponents 1,238 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.97% on the other teams 131 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.3%.
Across the rink you will find Cam Talbot in net. Talbot has accrued a lifetime mark of 162-128-28 and has been in goal for 336 games. Talbot's rate of quality starts sits at 52.5% and he has 169 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has a tally of 9,028 saves out of 9,858 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Opponents are averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has surrendered 830 goals altogether. He has made the start in 322 games and has accumulated 19,190 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (-185) and under 5.5 goals
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