Two clubs squaring off for the second time this year, the Arizona Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild meet at the Xcel Energy Center. This Western Conference matchup gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14 and it can be watched live on Fox Arizona Plus.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Minnesota Wild Odds
Arizona (+100) is currently the underdog to Minnesota (-120), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-135 money on the under, +115 on the over).
Arizona is 11-8 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 2.9 units this year. Through 19 regular season contests, 11 of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. As a road team in 2019-20, the Coyotes are 7-4 SU.
Arizona has converted on 16.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 16th out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off 80.7 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, Arizona has been called for penalties just 3.2 times per game overall in the 2019-20 season, 3.6 per game over its past five games total, and 3.2 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team’s had to kill penalties just 7.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 27.0 saves per game with a .931 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (8-5) has been the top option in goal for Arizona this year. If head coach Rick Tocchet chooses to rest him, however, Arizona might go with Antti Raanta (3-3-2 record, .912 save percentage, 3.06 goals against average).
Nick Schmaltz and Clayton Keller will both look to continue their strong seasons for the visiting Coyotes. Schmaltz has 15 points on four goals and 11 assists, and has recorded multiple points three times. Keller has four goals and nine assists to his credit (and has registered at least one point in 10 games).
Over on the other bench, Minnesota is 6-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.6 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 18 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. This season, the team is 3-2 SU at home.
Minnesota has converted on 17.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
The Wild have been penalized 3.8 times per game this season, 3.8 per game over their last five outings total, and 3.4 per game over their last five at home. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays just 6.8 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
Devan Dubnyk has stopped 24.9 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for Minnesota. Dubnyk has three wins, nine losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has recorded a subpar .893 save percentage and 3.43 goals against average this year.
The home team offense will be led by Eric Staal (six goals, eight assists).
Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild Betting Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Over
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in four of their last five matchups.
Arizona skaters created 24.7 hits per game last season, while the Wild logged 19.5 hits per contest.