In their second head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes clash at Gila River Arena. This Pacific Division matchup gets going at 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, and it will be televised live on KCOP.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
Anaheim (+135) is currently the underdog to Arizona (-155), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The odds for betting the total sit at -130 under, +110 over.
Earning moneyline bettors 2.5 units, the Coyotes are 14-11 straight up (SU) overall in the 2019-20 season. That winning percentage, ranked 2nd in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 39-43 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Out of the team’s 25 regular season matches, 16 of them have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team’s 6-6 SU at home.
Arizona has converted on 18.4 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all penalties.
As a team, Arizona has been penalized just 3.1 times per game overall this season, and 2.2 per game over its last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties for just 6.0 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, in total.
Averaging 28.3 saves per game with a .934 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (9-7-1) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for the Coyotes this year. If they decide to give him a rest, however, the team could turn to Antti Raanta (5-4-4 record, .926 save percentage, 2.62 goals against average).
Nick Schmaltz and Alex Goligoski will each be focal points for the Coyotes. Schmaltz (19 points) has put up four goals and 15 assists and has recorded two or more points in four different games this year. Goligoski has one goal and 13 assists to his name and has notched a point in nine contests.
Anaheim has lost 4.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 11-14 straight up (SU). Through 25 regular season outings, 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under the total and none have pushed. Anaheim’s 4-8 SU as a road team this season.
Anaheim has converted on just 10.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Anaheim’s skaters have been whistled for penalties 4.3 times per game in total this season, 4.6 per game over their past five contests total, and 4.8 per game over their last five road outings. The team’s had to kill penalties an unhealthy 15.6 minutes per game over their last five outings.
John Gibson (.912 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 29.0 saves per game and has eight wins, 11 losses, and one OT loss to his credit.
Leading the offensive push for the visiting Ducks will be Ryan Getzlaf (nine goals, 10 assists) and Jakob Silfverberg (nine goals, nine assists).
Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over
Four of Arizona’s last five outings gone under the total.
The Ducks are 1-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 5-7 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
Arizona is ranked 21st in the league with 7.0 takeaways per game. That figure’s trended lower, however, as the team has averaged 6.2 takeaways over its last 10 games and 5.6 takeaways over its last five.
Anaheim has averaged 7.8 takeaways per game over its last five road games, an improvement over its season average of 6.8 takeaways per game (ranked 24th overall).