Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-108) Coyotes (-102)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (10-9-3) host the Minnesota Wild (12-7-1) at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The Wild open this contest at -108 while the Coyotes are coming in at -102. The total is set at 5.5.
The Wild will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-1 loss against the Golden Knights in their last contest. The Corsi for the Wild sat at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 47.9%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 58.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 82.6 for this game. Minnesota earned 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Wild didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 49.3%. They compiled 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 37 shots they attempted.
With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 62 goals (18th in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 54. For the current campaign, they have scored 25 points and their points percentage is .625. Minnesota has accumulated 66 power play chances and they have added 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 7.58%. When at even strength, the Wild have given up 42 goals while earning 57 themselves. Minnesota has tried 619 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The Wild have had 589 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 71 power play opportunities (16th in hockey) and have come away with 12 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. The opposition has scored 43 goals versus Kahkonen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Kahkonen has taken the ice for 17 contests throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .914 for his 1,001 minutes in the crease. He has compiled an overall mark of 11-5-1 and he has gotten the start in 16 games. For his professional hockey career, Kahkonen is sitting with 9 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .563. Kahkonen has had 502 shot attempts taken against him and he has 459 total saves.
In their last outing, Arizona faced off against the Kings in a game where the Coyotes earned a victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and notched 2 out of those opportunities. The Coyotes scored 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 102 and their oZS percentage was 27.6%. Arizona went home with a 36.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.7% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Kings having earned a 44 Fenwick.
Arizona has put up 580 shots (27th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.83%, while allowing their opponents 677 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.33% on their opponents 75 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.5%. They have a total of 76 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 21.05%. The Coyotes have earned 41 goals at even strength and 16 goals (14th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 64 goals to be scored by way of 50 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Arizona Coyotes have tallied 57 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .523.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Antti Raanta in net. His opposition is averaging 2.43 goals/game and he has yielded 420 goals in total. Raanta's quality start rate is 63.6% and he has 110 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 173 games and has played for a total of 10,360 mins. Raanta has accumulated a career mark of 91-61-19 and has participated in 191 games. He has accrued 4,838 saves out of 5,258 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .920.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-108)
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