Wild Heavily Favored
The Arizona Coyotes lost a close matchup to the Minnesota Wild earlier in the season and will aim to get their revenge. Unfortunately, Arizona has lost seven straight games, not scoring over three goals in any of those matchups.
As for the Wild, they had lost three straight games before getting a much-needed victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday. Are they trustworthy as a massive favorite on the NHL betting odds here?
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Coyotes vs Wild. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Coyotes Again Amongst League’s Worst Teams
Both offensively and defensively, the Coyotes are ranking toward the bottom of the NHL. That’s no surprise to those who bet online as this has been a bad team for a long time.
During this seven-game losing streak, the Coyotes have scored three goals or fewer in every single outing. They just don’t have the talent or consistency to compete with anyone in the NHL right now.
Not surprisingly, their defense isn’t up to par either. In these same seven games, they’ve allowed their opponents to score over five goals in four of those matchups.
In two of the other games, they allowed four goals. Simply put, Arizona just doesn’t have it right now, so it’s hard to back them with your NHL picks.
Minnesota Has An Easy Opportunity In Front Of Them
After losing three straight games, the Wild took down the Islanders and have a wonderful opportunity to beat the Coyotes. In order to get their second straight win, they will need some production out of their best player on the roster.
Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in points, goals, and assist. He’s currently got 51 points and has been a critical part of their offenses’ success. He has six points (and five goals) in his last five games.
The main issue for the Wild is the other end of the ice. We have seen Marc-Andre Fleury and Filip Gustavsson alternate in the net lately, which could mean that Fleury gets the nod here. He’s 13-8-3 record, a 2.93 GAA, and a .902 save percentage.
Coyotes vs Wild Game Injuries
Coyotes vs Wild Head-to-Head
These squads have met up once this season, with the Wild coming out with a 4-3 victory in that matchup.
Coyotes vs Wild Game Information
- Game: Coyotes (13-23-5) Wild (23-14-4)
- Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan 14, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Jets vs Penguins Live stream: NHL.TV
Coyotes vs Wild Betting Lines
Coyotes vs Wild Picks and Prediction
Minnesota is a large favorite in the sportsbook but it’s hard to trust them. The flip side is there is no way to back the Coyotes in any way, shape or form. While it’s hard to bet the Wild at this wild – pun intended – number, consider taking them on the puck line.
Alternatively, if the moneyline price tag makes you queasy, consider the over as neither team is particularly strong at the back end these days.
Minnesota is listed at -400 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Wild, you have a chance to win $125. Arizona is+320, offering a chance to win $420 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Coyotes a 23.81% chance to win, with the Wild at 80.00%.