Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+375) Wild (-500)
The Arizona Coyotes (22-50-7) are headed to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Minnesota Wild (51-21-7). The moneyline on this contest has Arizona at +375 while Minnesota is priced at -500. The over/under is 7.
The Arizona Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 5-4 loss against the Blues in their last contest. Arizona had 4 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. The Coyotes had a good offensive outing and it showed in this defeat. For the game, they netted 4 out of the 20 shots they attempted.
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In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 192 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 299. For the current season, they have recorded 51 points and their points percentage comes in at .323. Arizona has tallied 192 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 13.54%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 236 goals while having 166 as an offensive unit. Arizona has taken 2,031 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Coyotes have had 2,810 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .894. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 244 power play opportunities (9th in the NHL) and have a total of 63 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Karel Vejmelka. Vejmelka has participated in 50 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of 12-32-3 and he has gotten the start in 47 games. Opponents have tallied 163 goals versus Vejmelka in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 3.61. Vejmelka has seen 1,625 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 1,462 saves. His save percentage is at .900 for his 2,706 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Vejmelka has earned 21 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .447.
When they were on the ice last, Minnesota played the Predators in a game where the Wild took home the victory by a mark of 5-4. They had 7 chances on the power play in this contest and scored 2 goals out of those tries. The Wild scored 5 goals out of the 47 shots on goal they took.
The Wild have accumulated 244 goals at even strength and 51 goals (13th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Minnesota has put up 2,581 shots (11th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.43%, while allowing the opposition 2,490 shots. On the season, the Minnesota Wild have 295 goals, 109 points, and a points percentage of .690. They have a total of 245 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.82%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.40% on the other teams 252 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%. They have granted a total of 241 goals to be scored by of a combination of 179 goals at even strength and 62 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury patrolling the crease. Fleury has amassed a lifetime mark of 519-298-87 and has participated in 937 games. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.1% and he has earned 430 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accrued 24,352 stops out of the 26,675 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has surrendered 2,323 goals overall. He was named a starter in 781 games and has played for a total of 54,273 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+375)
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