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2021 NHL Handicapping
(3-2-2) Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes (2-4-1)
Date: Thursday, January 28
Time: 9:000 PM
Venue: Gila River Arena, Phoenix, AZ
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +120, Coyotes -140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Ducks +1.5 (-210), Coyotes (+175)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Two teams from the West Division will battle it out in the desert Thursday as the Anaheim Ducks take on the Arizona Coyotes.
This will be the second game of a two-game series between these squads. The Ducks squeaked out a low-scoring affair Tuesday with a 1-0 victory on the road.
The Ducks only did the bare minimum offensively Tuesday, but it was enough to get their third victory of the season. Despite the win, the Ducks still sit at 31st in the NHL with an average of just 1.71 goals per game.
The main reason the Ducks find themselves 5th in the West Division is due to their impressive defense and goalkeeping. Anaheim is allowing just 2 goals per game, which ranks 3rd in the NHL. Anaheim is 31st in power play success offensively but 5th in killing penalties. To sum it up: this team prides itself on defense.
Anaheim’s lone goal Tuesday came from Danton Heinen, who found the back of the net halfway through the first period. The Ducks were able to outshoot the Coyotes 12-10 in the first period, but were then outshot 14-2 in period number two.
Overall, Anaheim was outshot 31-24 in their last matchup and got a great game out of goalkeeper John Gibson. Gibson saved 31 shots and has been terrific this season at the net with a GAA of 1.68.
The Coyotes have not caught a lot of breaks to start the 2021 season. Three of their four losses have come by one goal and each of their last two defeats have been 1-0 slugfests.
The Coyotes find themselves dead last in the West Division and just outside the final playoff spot. Arizona, like Anaheim, is struggling offensively averaging a 27th best 2.43 goals a game. The Coyotes are 18th in power play percentage, 12th in goals allowed a game, and 13th with a penalty kill percentage of 81.5.
Phil Kessel leads the Coyotes with four goals, while Conor Garland leads the team in both assists and points with four and six, respectively.
Goalkeeper Darcy Kuemper needs more help offensively as he has been holding his own at the net. Despite a 1-4-1 record, Kuemper has saved 91.3 percent of the shots that have come his way and has a GAA of 2.51.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Ducks are 8-17 in their last 25 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Ducks are 3-7 in their last 10 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Ducks are 12-28 in their last 40 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL Prediction:
I like Arizona to bounce back here at home. I expect the Coyotes offense to break out of a slump and for skaters such as Nick Schmaltz and Derrick Brassard to put more pressure on the Ducks defense this time around. The Coyotes outshot the Ducks Tuesday and I don’t expect Gibson to be able to sustain the pace he is on for Anaheim
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Arizona -140 ML
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