Arizona Coyotes Travel to Detroit to Face the Red Wings
On Tuesday, the Arizona Coyotes will be on the road as they head to the Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings in a non-conference matchup. This will be the final of two games against one another this season. The Coyotes picked up a 2-1 overtime home win in late November.
Arizona is currently last in the Central Division (16-35-4, 36 points) and are riding a two-game winning streak, while Detroit is fifth in the Atlantic Division (24-26-6, 54 points) and are on a two-game losing streak.
These two teams are both under .500 this season, and they play a very entertaining brand of hockey.
Game Preview: Arizona Coyotes at Detroit Red Wings March 8th
These offenses are struggling a bit right now as the Coyotes are averaging 2.38 goals on 26.1 shot attempts per game, while the Red Wings are currently scoring 2.86 goals on 29.5 shots this season.
Right winger Clayton Keller has been leading the way for Arizona as he has recorded 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) and scored five points in his last two games. On Detroit’s side of the ice, they have center Dylan Larkin playing well as he has 56 points this season (27 goals, 29 assists).
Karel Vejmelka has been awful inside of the net for the Coyotes this season as he is 8-21-1 with a 90.3 save percentage and 3.42 goals allowed per game.
Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic has been running circles around him this season for the Red Wings as he is 15-16-5 with 3.08 goals given up and a 90.5 save percentage thus far.
There really is not much of a difference as a team defensively this season as Arizona is allowing 3.58 goals on 34.9 shot attempts while Detroit is giving up 3.61 goals on 33 shot attempts.
Arizona Coyotes at Detroit Red Wings Betting Prediction
If you throw away the records for each team and just look at the statistics in a blind resume sort of thing, they are neck-and-neck with one another.
Looking at the recent games, Arizona is averaging four goals in their previous four games while Detroit is scoring 2.3 goals in their last three games.
The defenses are right there with one another, as we highlighted, so there is not a huge difference. The Coyotes are a respectable 27-28 against the spread, while the Red Wings are a brutal 23-33 against the spread this season.
All in all, go with the Arizona Coyotes to go on the road and cover the puck line as they have been doing well in that aspect this season.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.