The Coyotes and Wild are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Wild will host the game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The over/under for this Central division contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Wild being favored by -1.5 at home against the Coyotes.


The Pick: Minnesota Wild -1.5

This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.


  • With the Wild being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Wild.
  • Take the Wild on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Coyotes (+1.5)

Will the Coyotes Win on the Road?

So far this season, the Coyotes have gone 26-34-5, putting them in 7th place in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. On the road, Arizona has gone 10-18-5, and they are 16-30-4 when they have been the underdog.

Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone just 3-7, and they have lost three straight games when they have been favored. In the Western Conference, Arizona has gone 14-23, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

As the underdog, Arizona has gone 27-23 vs. the puck line this season, including going 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five games. Overall, the Coyotes’ puck line record is 32-33, and they have 15 wins by multiple goals.

On the road, Arizona’s puck line record is 18-15, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.5 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Coyotes have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

This season, Arizona’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Coyotes currently have an over/under record of 36-25-4.

The Coyotes are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 28th position in the league. Coming into the game, the Coyotes have a 10-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 16-24.

Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Clayton Keller. So far this season, he has 25 goals, placing him 39th in the NHL. Keller also comes into the game with 30 assists.

Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 14th 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 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Karel Vejmelka has started 25 games this season. His current record stands at 8-16, and his save percentage is 0.694%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Minnesota?

At home this season, Minnesota has gone 16-12-4 and is currently on a two-game winning streak at the Xcel Energy Center. Overall, the Wild have gone 31-27-7, putting them in 6th place in the Central Division and 10th in the Western Conference. Against other teams in the West, Minnesota has gone 17-17.

As the favorite, the Wild have gone 19-7-3 this season and have won three straight games when favored. In their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 5-5, including a 3-2 record in their last five games. So far this season, the Wild have been favored in 29 of their 65 games.

Minnesota comes in with a puck line record of 34-31 and an average scoring differential of -.2 goals per game. In their 29 games as the favorite, the Wild have gone 11-18 against the puck line.

So far this year, the team has 20 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. At home, their average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game, and their home puck line record is 15-17.

This season, Minnesota’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Wild come in with an over/under performance of 32-29-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Wild are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 15th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. Looking at how the Wild’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 30th in shorthanded goals.

Minnesota’s leading goal scorer is Kirill Kaprizov. So far this season, he has 31 goals, placing him 18th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 39 assists so far.

Minnesota defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Arizona, goalie Filip Gustavsson has started 37 games in this season. His current record is 17-15, and his save percentage stands at 0.81%.