Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-135) Coyotes (+122)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (10-9-3) play the Minnesota Wild (12-7-1) at Gila River Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Wild coming in at -135 and the Coyotes are at +122. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Wild will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.9%. Their offensive zone starts were at 58.1% and their PDO rating was 82.6 for this one. Minnesota garnered 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Wild had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 34, giving them a Fenwick rate of 49.3%. They accrued 23 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to win the puck. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. For the outing, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 71 power play opportunities (13th in professional hockey) and have earned 12 goals in those attempts. The Wild have had 589 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. Minnesota has tried 619 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. When playing at even strength, the Wild have conceded 42 goals while scoring 57 themselves. Minnesota skates onto the rink with 66 power play opportunities and they have added 5 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 7.58%. For the current campaign, they sit with 25 points and their points percentage is .625. In the matter of their scoring, the Minnesota Wild have earned 62 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 54.
The man in goal for this game is Cam Talbot. Talbot has been involved in 323 games during his pro hockey career. He has a record of 154-125-26 and he started in 309 games. The opposition has notched 800 goals versus Talbot in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.61. Talbot has seen 9,432 shots taken against him and he has 8,632 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 18,400 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Talbot has accounted for 160 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .518.
In their last outing, Arizona faced the Kings in an outing where the Coyotes ended up with the victory by a final score of 3-2. Arizona earned a 36.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 39.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Kings finishing with a 44 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 102 and their percentage of oZS was 27.6%. The Coyotes had 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this game and converted 2 out of those attempts.
The Coyotes have earned 41 goals at even strength and 16 goals (13th in hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has tried 580 shots (27th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.83%, while allowing the opposition 677 shots. On the year, the Arizona Coyotes have earned a total of 57 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .523. They have recorded 76 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.05%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.33% on the other teams 75 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.5%. They have permitted 64 goals to be scored by of a combination of 50 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper protecting the net. Kuemper is the owner of a lifetime mark of 102-79-31 and has been in goal for 231 contests. Kuemper's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has 121 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has tallied 5,923 stops out of the 6,455 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has surrendered 532 goals overall. He has been a starter 214 games and has played 12,997 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+122) and under 5.5 goals
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