Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction 2/14/2024

The Minnesota Wild (24-23-5) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (23-24-4) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe 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 Flyers. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 24-23-5 and is currently 12th in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, the Wild are in 6th place. Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 7-3 and has won three straight games.

On the road this season, the Wild have gone 11-12-2 and have won four straight games away from home. When favored this season, Minnesota has gone 15-6-2 and has been favored in 23 of their 52 games.

Minnesota comes into the game with an overall puck line record of 27-25 and a road puck line mark of 14-11. So far, the team has 15 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per contest.

Over their last ten road games, the Wild have gone 5-5 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. In their last three games, Minnesota has a puck line record of 2-1.

In their last game, the Wild went up against the Golden Knights and emerged as winners with a score of 5-3. Against the Golden Knights, the Wild scored two goals in the first period and three times in the 3rd period. Of Minnesota’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 29 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Minnesota came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-10-0. In the Western Conference, they are 14-16 and 13th in the standings. Overall, Arizona has a record of 23-24-4 and is 7th in the Central Division.

Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone just 2-8 and have lost their last five games. As the underdog, Arizona is 13-23-3 this season and has lost three straight games.

At home, the Coyotes have gone 13-12 vs. the puck line this season and 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, Arizona has gone 27-24 vs. the puck line this season, including 22-17 as the underdog.

So far, the Coyotes have 12 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 wins by just one goal. In their last ten home games, the Coyotes have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game.

The Coyotes aim to bounce back following their 5-3 loss on the road to the Flyers. Looking at the Coyotes offense vs. the Flyers, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and two times in the second period. In the game, Arizona managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 23 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Wild are averaging 3 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Wild offense is 13th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Wild’s stands at 25-23-4. They have had 26 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Coyotes Offense Breakdown

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The Coyotes come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 25th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Coyotes have a 10-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-19 record.

The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 27-21-3. Over the season, there have been 26 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.1 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Arizona Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Wild vs Coyotes Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Minnesota has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Arizona has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.

Wild vs Coyotes Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Wild to defeat the Coyotes while playing on the road. Given the current moneyline odds at -123, I’m placing a wager on the Wild to win outright.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Coyotes to cover. Even if the Wild manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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