Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Coyotes and Wild. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Wild at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 6 goals, with the Wild being the favored team playing at home against the Coyotes.
ARIZONA COYOTES VS MINNESOTA WILD BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5
This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA WILD:
- Based on projections, we have the Wild coming out on top by a score of 4-2.
- Take the Wild on the moneyline
- The Wild should also cover at -1.5
Are the Coyotes Ready for a Road Win?
Through 40 games, the Coyotes are 12th in the Western Conference and 6th in the Central Division with a record of 20-18-2. On the road, Arizona is 7-9-2 this season.
Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 5-5, and they have lost four of their last five games overall. As the underdog, Arizona has a record of 10-17-1 this season.
Arizona enters the game with a puck line record of 20-20 and a road puck line record of 10-8. So far this season, the Coyotes have had 10 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.
Overall, Arizona has been the underdog in 28 of their games, going 15-13 against the puck line in those contests. In their last five games, the Coyotes have a puck line record of just 1-4, and their average scoring margin for the season is at -.1 goals per game.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Arizona is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 22-16-2.
Across their last three road contests, Arizona has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.
On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 3 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This season, the Coyotes have a 10-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-13 record.
Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Lawson Crouse. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 36th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Crouse has 9 assists this season.
In terms of defense, the Wild head into the game ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. So far, they are 22nd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Connor Ingram gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-8, and his save percentage is 0.825%.
Do the Wild Have What it Takes at Home?
At 17-19-5, the Wild are 7th in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 3-7, and they have lost three straight. In games where they have been favored, the Wild have gone 12-3-2 this season.
Over their last five games, Minnesota has gone just 1-4. At home, the Wild are 10-8-3 this season and have won eight straight games when favored.
Minnesota comes into the game with an average scoring differential of -0.4 goals per game. So far, the team has 10 wins by multiple goals and 13 losses by more than one goal. Overall, the Wild have a puck line record of 21-20.
When playing at home, Minnesota’s puck line record is 10-11. In their last ten games at home, the team has gone 4-6 against the puck line. Over their last five games, the Wild have a puck line record of 1-4.
This season, Minnesota’s games have an average of 6.3 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Wild come in with an over/under performance of 20-18-3.
When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 24th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. So far this year, the Wild are 11-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 6-12 in games with fewer shots on goal.
Minnesota’s current leading scorer is Matt Boldy. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 56th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 12 assists so far.
Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie Jesper Wallstedt gets the start and has made one start this season. His record at this point is 0-1, and his save percentage is 0.194%.