Arizona Coyotes vs. Minnesota Wild Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NHL, Apr. 26

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 26, 2022, 11:30 AM

There are 13 NHL games scheduled for Tuesday night, some featuring the best teams in the league.

The Arizona Coyotes-Minnesota Wild matchup is not one of those games but is still appealing when it comes to NHL betting.

Arizona has lost 10 consecutive games, picking up points in only two, while the Wild have won five in a row and are 8-1 when Marc-Andre Fleury starts in net for them.

Below are NHL betting picks and analysis for the matchup.

Coyotes vs. Wild Odds, Moneyline, Over/Under

Moneyline: Coyotes +400 | Wild -550

Spread: Coyotes +2.5 (+100) | Wild -2.5 (-120)

Total: Over 6.5 (-120) | Under 6.5 (+100)

Coyotes vs. Wild Analysis

There is no denying the Coyotes are bad, but two of their past three losses were in overtime, and in each of their past four games, they’ve stayed within two goals of their opponents.

Arizona’s previous contest was a 5-4 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues, where J.J. Moser scored the tying goal.

The Yotes’ leading scorer Clayton Keller is done after having season-ending surgery on his leg. Their second-best scorer Nick Schmaltz has been a streaky scorer this season with 23 goals and 32 assists.

Meanwhile, the Wild have won eight of their past nine games and are coming off a 5-4 overtime win over the Nashville Predators where Joel Eriksson Ek picked up two goals and an assist. Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in scoring with 45 goals and 58 assists.

Minnesota is quietly fifth in NHL scoring, averaging 3.73 goals per game, well ahead of last-place Arizona with 2.43 goals per game.

The Wild are 17th in average goals against, allowing 3.05 per game, while the Coyotes are 30th with 3.78. It should be noted the Wild have averaged the second-fewest goals against per game since the trade deadline at 2.58.

Against the puck line, Arizona is 37-42 and 19-20 on the road, and Minnesota is 39-40 and 22-16 at home. Some trends to watch are the over is 7-1-1 in the Coyotes’ past nine games, and the over is 5-1 in the Wild’s past six.

Minnesota will win this game, but Arizona could keep it close. The Coyotes at +2.5 on the puck line with plus odds seems like a worthwhile bet.

Coyotes vs. Wild Predictions

The Picks: Coyotes puck line +2.5 (+100), Over 6.5 (-120)

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