Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-145) Coyotes (+131)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (20-20-5) host the Minnesota Wild (27-13-3) at Gila River Arena on Monday. The Coyotes open this contest at +131 while the Wild are priced at -145. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Wild will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-2 victory over the Sharks their last time on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 32.0% and their PDO rating was 112.3 in this one. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 43.1%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 36 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 43.9%. Minnesota accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this contest. They also had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. The Wild had a impressive offensive performance in the win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 of the 28 shots they put on net.
In the matter of scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 131 goals (12th in the league) on the season and have allowed 114. For the season, they have racked up 57 points and their points percentage is .663. Minnesota has tallied 136 power play opportunities and they have tallied 23 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 16.91%. While at even strength, the Wild have conceded 92 goals while getting 108 on offense. Minnesota has attempted 1,219 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Wild have had 1,318 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .914. Minnesota Wild opponents have 138 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have racked up 22 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have scored 834 goals against Talbot in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.59. Talbot has been in net for 338 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is at .916 during his 19,310 mins guarding the cage. He has earned a win-loss mark of 164-128-28 and he has started in 324 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Talbot has accumulated 171 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .528. Talbot has seen 9,910 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 9,076 saves.
When they took the ice last, Arizona faced off against the Blues in an outing where the Coyotes took home the victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 1 out of those chances. The Coyotes earned 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 104 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.5%. Arizona wound up with a 47.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Arizona had and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their Fenwick rate was 55.9% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues ending the game with a 26 Fenwick.
So far this year, the Arizona Coyotes have 118 goals, 45 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 139 goals to be scored by of a combination of 111 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have tallied 88 goals at even strength and 30 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 150 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. Arizona has put up 1,196 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.87%, while allowing the other team 1,385 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.71% on their oppositions 138 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Antti Raanta in net. Raanta has compiled a career record of 93-65-20 and has participated in 198 games. Raanta's quality start rate sits at 63.1% and he has 113 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 5,025 saves out of the 5,465 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .919. Teams are averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has yielded 440 goals in total. He has made the start in 179 games and has been on the ice for 10,739 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-145)
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