Arizona Coyotes vs. Anaheim Ducks -NHL Prediction

NHL Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 12/29/2023

The Arizona Coyotes (18-14-2) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (13-21-0) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks

The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win

The Coyotes come in with an overall record of 18-14-2. On the road, Arizona has a 6-9-2 record, whereas they are 12-5-0 at home. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. Arizona heads into the game with nine wins by more than one goal, and lost nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 18-16.

In their previous game, the Coyotes hosted the Avalanche and game away with a 5-4 win. In the first period, the Coyotes struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and three goals in the third. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 27 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.

Arizona was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The Anaheim Ducks Are Coming Off A Win

Through 34 games, the Ducks have achieved an overall record of 13-21-0. When on the road, Anaheim holds a 7-9-0 record, while they are 6-12-0 when playing at home. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 7th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 14th. Anaheim’s average scoring difference this season sits at -0.6, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 20-14. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of -0.5, and on the road, it is -0.8.

In their most recent game, the Ducks faced the Golden Knights and came out victorious with a score of 5-2. In terms of offense, the Ducks netted four goals during the opening period and one time in the second period. In the game, Anaheim managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.

Going into the game, Anaheim was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 17th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Looking at how the Coyotes’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 12th in power play goals and 29th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the over/under record for the Coyotes’ is 19-14-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 2-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-8 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 15-17-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 19 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.

Arizona Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 24th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 13th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.1 goals given up per game.

Coyotes vs Ducks Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Anaheim has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Ducks have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Anaheim posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Coyotes have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Coyotes vs Ducks Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Ducks to come out with a win against the Coyotes while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +112, I’m placing my bet on the Ducks to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Ducks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Ducks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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