Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-135) Coyotes (+115)
Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (20-21-5) host the Minnesota Wild (28-13-3) at Gila River Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Wild coming in at -135 and the Coyotes are at +115. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-2 victory over the Coyotes in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts sat at 30.8% and their PDO was 110.1 in this one. They had 15 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 22 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 35.5%. The Corsi for the Wild came in at 32 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which means they had a Corsi rate of 38.6%. Minnesota had 6 mins in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 2 goals. The Wild had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In the matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 24 shots they launched.
The Wild have had 1,342 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. While at even strength, the Wild have given up 94 goals while notching 111 themselves. Minnesota Wild opponents have amassed 139 power play tries (12th in pro hockey) and have scored 22 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 59 points and their points % is .670. Minnesota has taken 1,243 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.9%. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have notched 136 goals (12th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 116. Minnesota comes into the game with 139 power play chances and they have notched 25 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.99%.
The man in net for this game is Cam Talbot. Opponents have been able to score 836 goals versus Talbot in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.59. Talbot has been involved in 339 matchups during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 in his 19,369 mins between the pipes. He has a win-loss record of 165-128-28 and was named the starter in 325 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Talbot has earned 172 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .529. Talbot has seen 9,934 shot attempts against him and has accrued 9,098 saves.
In their loss to Minnesota, Arizona had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes had 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took. Their PDO at even strength was 90 and their oZS percentage was 69.2%. Arizona went home with a 61.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage was 64.5% by tallying a Fenwick of 40 and the Wild finishing with a 22 Fenwick at even strength.
The Coyotes have racked up 90 goals at even strength and 30 goals (11th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Arizona has taken 1,220 shots (30th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.84%, while allowing the other team 1,409 shots. On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 120 goals, 45 points, and a points percentage of .489. They have a tally of 151 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 19.87%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.72% on their oppositions 141 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.8%. They have granted a total of 144 goals to be scored by of a combination of 114 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Antti Raanta in the crease. He has recorded 5,025 stops out of 5,465 shots tried, giving him a rate of .919. Raanta is the owner of a career mark of 93-65-20 and has participated in 198 contests. He was named a starter in 179 games and has racked up 10,739 mins. Raanta's rate of quality starts sits at 63.1% and he has qualified for 113 quality starts in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has conceded 440 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+115)
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