The Anaheim Ducks and Arizona Coyotes meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 7.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with seven goals, Carter Rowney has six assists and Rickard Rakell has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 40 goals on 436 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 12 goals on 114 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with nine goals, Conor Garland has nine assists and Jakob Chychrun has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 35 goals on 414 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 11 goals on 112 shots.
The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 12-5-1 in Ducks last 18 overall. The over is 14-6-1 in Coyotes last 21 overall. The Ducks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are starting to look more and more like the team from last season and the offensive effort continues to come up short. It also doesn’t help that the Ducks have been fade material on the road the last couple of years. The Arizona Coyotes are one of the more consistent teams in the league and it’s hard to get a read on them, but they’re the better team here and have won two of the three meetings against the Ducks this season. I’ll lay the reasonable price with the Coyotes at home.