Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 3/12/2024

The Arizona Coyotes (26-34-5) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (31-27-7) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on ESPN+. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blackhawks. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Coyotes vs Wild

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The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Coyotes have gone 26-34-5 and are currently in 13th place in the Western Conference standings. In the Central Division, Arizona is in 7th place and has gone 8-14 against divisional opponents. On the road, the Coyotes are 10-18-5.

Arizona has been the underdog in 50 of their 65 games this season and have gone 16-30-4 in those games. Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone just 3-7, and they have lost three straight games in which they were favored.

Arizona enters the game with a puck line record of 32-33, including going 4-6 over their last ten games. So far, the Coyotes have been the underdog in 50 games and have gone 27-23 against the puck line in those games.

Overall, Arizona has 15 wins by multiple goals compared to 26 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is at -.5 goals per game.

The Coyotes aim to bounce back following their 7-4 loss on the road to the Blackhawks. Against the Blackhawks, the Coyotes’ offense scored in all three periods. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 36 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Arizona went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

With 69 points on the season, the Wild are currently 10th in the Western Conference and 6th in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, Minnesota has gone 17-17, and in the Central Division, they are 7-12.

At home this season, the Wild have gone 16-12-4, and they have won their last two games at the Xcel Energy Center. As the favorite this season, Minnesota has gone 19-7-3, and they have won three straight games when favored.

Minnesota comes into the game with a puck line record of 34-31, including going 11-18 against the puck line when favored. The Wild have 20 wins by multiple goals this year and have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games at home.

So far this season, the team’s average scoring margin is at -0.2 goals per game, and they have gone 15-17 against the puck line at home. In their last three games, the Wild have gone 2-1 versus the puck line.

The Wild played host to the Predators in their previous game and emerged with a 4-3 win. Against the Predators, the Wild’s offense netted goals in all three periods. Of Minnesota’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 33 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

Minnesota couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. This season, the Coyotes are 10-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-24 record.

The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 36-25-4. Over the season, there have been 35 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Wild Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 19th in the league. Minnesota’s offense comes into the game ranked 8th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 30th in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Wild’s is 32-29-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 33 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Arizona Team Defense

Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Minnesota Team Defense

The Wild defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Minnesota. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 22nd with 3 shutouts.

Coyotes vs Wild Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Wild last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 2-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 0-3.

Coyotes vs Wild Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Wild are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -195, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Coyotes to cover. Even in the event of a Wild victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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