The Wild face off against the Coyotes in Arizona tonight. The two teams have battled thrice this year, and Minnesota has won 2 out of 3. In their most recent game, The Wild escaped with a 3-2 victory. Can the Coyotes survive the Wild, or will Minnesota leave the desert with a win?
Wild vs. Coyotes Match Details
Fixture: Wild @ Coyotes
Date and Time: March 12, 2023, @ 9:30 p.m. EST
Location: Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona
Wild vs. Coyotes Betting Odds
Minnesota is 38-21-7 on the year and averaging 2.79 goals per game. The Wild are coming off a 5-2 win over San Jose. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in scoring with 39 goals and 74 points. Minnesota’s defense is ranked 10th in the league, allowing 2.6 goals per game. Their offense is ranked 26th, and they are currently 2nd in the Central Division standings. Filip Gustavsson is the starting goalie tonight. Gustavsson is 17-8-3 with 1,029 saves. He allows 1.91 goals per game.
Arizona is 23-32-11 on the year and is averaging 2.73 goals per game. The Coyotes are coming off a 3-2 OT loss against Colorado yesterday. Arizona’s defense is ranked 28th in the league, allowing opponents to score 3.5 goals per game. Clayton Keller is the leading scorer with 27 goals and 66 points. Schmaltz and Crouse both have 21 goals as well. The Coyotes’ offense is ranked 27th, and they currently are 7th in the Central Division standings. Karel Vejmelka is the projected goalie tonight. Vejmelka is 17-19-5 on the year with 1324 saves. He is also allowing 3.36 goals per game.
Minnesota is a really good team. Arizona has struggled both on offense and defense this year. The Wild should be able to score easily, and Gustavsson has been solid when called into action. Give me Minnesota outright in this one.
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