Thu 15/10/2015 - 23:51 EDT

    Minnesota vs Arizona: Wild and Coyotes NHL Duel in the Desert

    Minnesota vs Arizona: Wild and Coyotes NHL Duel in the Desert

    Arizona Coyotes: Strong start in the desert real or a mirage?

    Playing in the powerful Western Conference, both of these teams can go unnoticed during the Stanley Cup preseason crystal ball gazing. This is especially true with the Coyotes as Arizona hasn’t posted a winning record since their magical playoff run during the 2011-12 NHL season. Displaying the form he possessed while guiding the Coyotes to the Western Conference Finals four years ago, goaltender Mike Smith has shined in net during his first three starts. Smith has stopped 104 of the 106 shots he's faced and Arizona has outscored their opponents by a 10-2 margin. Their schedule hasn’t been a cupcake as the ‘Yotes sandwiched road wins over the Kings (4-1) and Ducks (4-0) with a 2-1 win at home against the Penguins. 

    Minnesota Wild: Open their NHL season with a pair of high scoring one-goal victories

    Big things are expected in the Land of a Thousand Lakes this year as Minnesota was tied with the Blues as third chalk (+550) to win the ultra-competitive Western Conference back in the preseason. Entering this contest, following almost four days off, Minnesota has played in two high scoring contests to begin their season. The Wild opened on the road with a 5-4 win over the Rockies in Colorado and then returned home to post a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues last Saturday. The numbers during their first two matches are a little strange as the Wild take pride in playing “big” with their defense. G Devan Dubnyk is expected to start tonight and has allowed six goals on the 55 shots he has faced in his first two outings

    Minnesota vs Arizona NHL Prediction: The Coyotes solid defense carries over to special teams as Arizona has not allowed a goal during eleven shorthanded situations. Taking that many penalties is however playing with fire. The powerplay could use some work as the Coyotes have only scored once during 13 man-advantage situations. Minnesota is two for five on the powerplay and on their penalty kill. The Coyotes playing on back-to-back nights, with travel, is a slight concern here. We are backing the OVER with a 500 unit wager on the +4.5 game total odds at SportsInteraction.

    SportsInteraction NHL Game Total Betting Odds – Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild

    SportsInteraction NHL Game Total Betting Odds – Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild

    Category : Sports News

    More articles...
    Sports News - 30/03/22
    Betting Picks To Win 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship 
    Betting Picks To Win 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship

    Just a few weeks removed from the 2022 Olympics, international curling is once again in the spotlight — this time for the men’s world championship. The competition runs from April 2-10 in Las Vegas. As the tourneys nears, you’ll want to see who our favorite betting picks to win the 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship are.

    Sports News - 15/03/22
    MLB 2022 Outright Picks: What's New In Baseball's Return? 
    MLB 2022 Outright Picks: What's New In Baseball's Return?

    After a three-month lockout, the MLB is back. Details are still being worked on the new deal, but there will be changes to the 2022 season. The MLB's World Series odds remain unshifted as of this article though expect that to change as big name free agents begin switching teams. We uncover how the "new" MLB will affect the title betting odds including the Toronto Blue Jays' fate.

    Sports News - 14/03/22
    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers March Picks: Betting Final Matches 
    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers March Picks: Betting Final Matches

    We are in the final month of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers and Team Canada is sitting pretty at the top. But these next three matches will decide if they can stay there. Their final opponents are no pushovers but the toughest part of Canada's schedule has passed. We look ahead to their last three matches plus two more notable ones and give our CONCACAF Qualifiers March betting picks.

    Sports News - 11/03/22
    NHL 2022 Heritage Classic Picks: Can Maple Leafs Dominate? 
    NHL 2022 Heritage Classic Picks: Can Maple Leafs Dominate?

    It's a historic Heritage Classic this Sunday, March 13. The Buffalo Sabres become the first American team to play in and "host" a game as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Hamilton. The Maple Leafs, who are also making their Heritage Classic debut, will be the favourites as they look to rebound after being upset by the Arizona Coyotes. We give our NHL Heritage Classic picks.