Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction 3/7/2024

The Minnesota Wild (29-27-6) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (25-32-5) on Thursday, March 7th. 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 Blackhawks. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, Minnesota is 12th in the Western Conference with 64 points and a record of 29-27-6. In their division, the Wild are 6th with a record of 5-11. In their last ten games, Minnesota is 5-5, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

When playing on the road this season, the Wild have gone 14-15-2, and they have lost their last two games away from home. As the favorite, Minnesota has gone 17-7-3 this season, and they have been favored in 27 of their 62 games.

Minnesota has gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line over their last ten games and just 2-3 vs. the puck line in their last five road games. So far this year, the Wild have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game, and they have gone 32-30 vs. the puck line.

When playing on the road, Minnesota has gone 17-14 vs. the puck line, and they have gone 10-17 vs. the puck line as the favorite. The team’s average scoring differential on the road is -.3 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Wild hosted the Sharks and secured a 4-3 victory. The first period saw the Wild being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Minnesota’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 32 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Minnesota did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-15-0 and have dropped six straight games. In the Western Conference standings, Arizona is in 13th place and has a record of 25-32-5. Against other teams in the West, the Coyotes have gone 14-21.

As the underdog, Arizona has gone 15-29-4 this year, and over their last ten games, they have gone just 2-8. In their last five games, the Coyotes have gone 2-3, and they have gone 2-1 over their last three games.

Arizona enters the game with an overall puck line record of 31-31 and a puck line record as the underdog of 26-22. So far, the Coyotes have lost 24 games by multiple goals and 13 games by just one goal.

Over their last ten games at home, the Coyotes have a puck line record of 4-6, and their average scoring margin at home this year is -.3 goals per game. This season, Arizona has been the underdog in 48 of their 62 games.

The Coyotes are looking to bounce back from a 5-2 loss at home to the Blackhawks. The Coyotes offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Blackhawks, but they did score two times in the second period. In the game, Arizona managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 39 shots on goal and committed 11 turnovers.

Arizona took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Wild have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. The Minnesota offense is ranked 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 30th in the NHL.

The Wild’s over/under record this season is 30-28-4. For the season, they have had 31 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.5 goals per game.

Coyotes Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Coyotes offense is 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.

The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 34-24-4. Over the season, there have been 33 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild are currently 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Arizona Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Coyotes head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Wild vs Coyotes Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Wild have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five home games, Arizona has an puck line record of just 0-5. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 2-3 and an puck line mark of 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Wild have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Wild vs Coyotes Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Coyotes to defeat the Wild while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +118, I’m placing a wager on the Coyotes to win outright.

Our projections have the Coyotes pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Coyotes, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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