Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 1/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+285) Wild (-365)
Xcel Energy Center is the location where the Minnesota Wild (23-14-4) will compete against the Arizona Coyotes (13-23-5) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Coyotes at +285 while the Wild are coming in at -365. The over/under is 7.
The Arizona Coyotes will look for better times on the ice after their 5-3 defeat against the Senators in their previous contest . Arizona accumulated 31 mins in the box in this contest. The Coyotes were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. They also had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 3 of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
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While playing at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed the opponent to score 111 goals while having 86 on the offensive side of the ice. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 157 power play opportunities (3rd in hockey) and have a total of 41 goals in those chances. Regarding scoring goals, the Arizona Coyotes have racked up 112 goals (28th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 152. Arizona has attempted 1,031 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.9%. For the current campaign, they have earned 31 points and their points percentage comes in at .378. The Coyotes so far have had 1,421 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .893. Arizona has accumulated 129 power play opportunities and they have notched 26 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.16%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Karel Vejmelka. Vejmelka has been involved in 83 games throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 24-47-7 and he was named the starter in 79 games. Opponents have been able to score 274 goals against Vejmelka in his career and his goals against rate is 3.56. Vejmelka has seen 2,732 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,458 saves. His save percentage is at .900 for his 4,621 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vejmelka has earned 36 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .456.
Their last time out, Minnesota played the Islanders in a matchup where the Wild earned a victory by a final score of 3-1. They had 5 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Wild recorded 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted.
So far this season, the Minnesota Wild have tallied 129 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .610. They have allowed 115 goals to be scored by way of 86 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild have scored 99 goals at even strength and 30 goals (16th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 132 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 22.73%. Minnesota has put up 1,292 shots (16th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.98%, while allowing their opponents 1,223 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 79.29% on their oppositions 140 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.6%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury defending the net. He is sitting with 25,065 saves out of the 27,465 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .913. Fleury has earned a career record of 533-307-90 and has played in 965 games. He got the starting nod in 808 games and has played for a total of 55,862 minutes. Fleury's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.0% and he has qualified for 444 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 2,400 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-365)
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