The Ducks of Anaheim Travel to Arizona to Take on the Coyotes
The Anaheim Ducks will travel to the Gila River Arena on Friday night to take on the Arizona Coyotes in a Western Conference matchup. This will be the third and final regular-season game between these two teams as they both split the first two, including a 6-5 road overtime victory for the Coyotes back on December 17.
Anaheim is currently seventh in the Pacific Division (27-29-11, 65 points) this season, while Arizona is last in the entire NHL (20-41-5, 45 points) and hopefully getting the first pick in the NHL Entry Draft.
Both of these teams have really been struggling lately, but one franchise will pick up a much-needed victory here. Let’s look a little bit closer at the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes to determine which side of this game that we should wager.
Game Preview: Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes, April 1
Center Troy Terry has been doing decently well as he is tied for 15th in the league in goals as he has posted 53 points (30 goals, 23 assists) while scoring three points in his previous five games. As a team, the Ducks are scoring 2.76 goals on 29.6 shot attempts thus far.
Goalie John Gibson has been struggling overall this season for Anaheim as he has a 17-21-9 record with 3.09 goals allowed per game and a .904 save percentage. Defensively, they are allowing 3.18 goals on 35.5 shots up to this point.
Arizona’s offense has been struggling as they are averaging 2.53 goals on just 25.8 shots so far. Right winger Clayton Keller has been leading the way for them as he is tied for 28th in hockey in goals and tied for 37th in the sport in points as he has recorded 63 points (28 goals, 35 assists) while adding just two points in his last five games on the ice.
On the defensive side of things, the Coyotes are giving up 3.58 goals on 35.5 shot attempts as of this writing. Goaltender Karel Vejmelka has been struggling this season inside of the net as he is just 10-26-2 while saving .904 percent of shots and having 3.42 goals allowed per game.
Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes Betting Prediction
The difference has been the ability to score on the power play this season, as the Ducks are scoring 22.9 percent of power plays while the Coyotes are scoring on 13.8 percent of all power plays this season. Anaheim is currently an outstanding 38-29 against the spread this year, while Arizona is sitting at 33-33 against the spread.
All in all, go with the Anaheim Ducks to be able to cover the puck line in this game on the road.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.