Arizona Coyotes vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Mar 13, 2021

Kirill Kaprizov continued his torrid pace to the season with three third period goals on Friday for his first career NHL hat trick.

Arizona
24-26-4-2
AT
March 14, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
35-16-4-1
Puckline +1.5 -164
Moneyline +170
Over / Under o +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

Puckline -1.5 +136
Moneyline -205
Over / Under u +5.5

18%

Betting Action

82%

The Wild continued their climb up the Western Division standings as they blanked the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 in the first of a three-game set in Minnesota on Friday.  The second game of this mini series is set to go down as a Sunday matinee.

Minnesota is a -190 favourite to win on the NHL odds with a total of 5.5.

Coyotes vs. Wild Betting Analysis

The Wild have got the better of Arizona this season with Minnesota winning two of three meetings against the Coyotes.

Arizona has barely been able to keep their head above water this year and they sit just one game above .500.  The Coyotes have dropped five of their last six games against Minnesota.  Scoring hasn’t come easy for the Coyotes this season and as a result they’ve been an Under team in four of their last six games overall and five of their last six road games.  Arizona is 13-14 against the spread, covering in six of 10 roads games.

You don’t need to look any further than Minnesota’s home record to see why they sit second in the West.  The Wild are 8-3 at Xcel Energy Center and have won six straight games there.  They’ve also been putting pucks in the back of the net, hitting the Over in nine of their last 12 games overall.  Minnesota is 14-11 ATS, covering seven times each at home and on the road.

Arizona Coyotes

Like a lot of seasons in the past, this year just hasn’t gone the way Arizona would have liked.  The Coyotes have lost two straight games and sit five points back from the final playoff spot in the West.  Arizona’s latest loss came at the hands of the surging Wild, who held the Coyotes to 25 shots and no goals.  Despite the loss, Adin Hill played solid in net, making 25 saves in his second start of the year.  The Coyotes will need their big guns to step up on Sunday if they want to avoid another loss to Minnesota.  Christian Dvorak leads the team with nine goals in 27 games, while Connor Garland leads the team in points with 22 (8G, 14A) in 26 games.

Minnesota Wild

It took five years for Minnesota to lure Kirill Kaprizov out of the KHL, but they’ve got to be kicking themselves for not doing it earlier.  The 23-year-old rookie leads the Wild and all NHL rookies in scoring with 23 points (10G, 13A) in 25 games.  Kaprizov continued his torrid pace with three third period goals on Friday for his first career NHL hat trick.  Cam Talbot made 25 saves for his fifth win of the season.  Keep an eye on the status of Marcus Foligno.  The Wild forward, who had eight points (3G, 5A) in his last six games, is questionable for Sunday after taking a shot to the ankle and leaving Friday’s game in the first period.

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