Gila River Arena will be the site for a Pacific Division showdown as the Arizona Coyotes square off against the visiting Anaheim Ducks. The match will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24 and it can be seen live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Anaheim is 31-31 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 62 regular season contests, 39 of its games have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team in 2017-18, the Ducks are 15-18 SU.
Anaheim has converted on just 17.8 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and it has successfully killed off 82.0 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Ducks have been called for penalties 4.5 times per game this season, and 3.4 per game over its last five road outings. The teams had to kill penalties just 7.8 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
With a .925 save percentage and 29.3 saves per game, John Gibson (23-23-7) has been the top option in goal for Anaheim this season. If Anaheim decides to rest him, however, they might go with Ryan Miller (10-11-5), who has a .925 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average this year.
The visiting Ducks have relied on Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf heavily this season. Rakell has 48 points via 22 goals and 26 assists, and has recorded multiple points 14 times. Getzlaf has eight goals and 30 assists to his name (and has registered at least one point in 21 games).
On the other side of the rink, Arizona is 17-43 straight up (SU) and has lost 20.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 60 regular season matches, 31 of its games have gone under the total, while 28 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 9-21 SU at home this season.
The Coyotes have converted on just 16.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 28th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Coyotes players have been penalized only 3.3 times per game in total this season, and 5.2 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to kill penalties 12.6 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
Antti Raanta has stopped 26.8 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has 13 wins, 23 losses, and six overtime losses to his name and has registered a .922 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average this season.
The Coyotes offense will be led by Clayton Keller (17 goals, 27 assists).
Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Under
- Two of Anaheim’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 4-6 overall in shootouts this season.
- This game features two of the more physical defenses in the league. Anaheim skaters have accounted for the leagues fourth-most hits per game (24.4) and the Coyotes have registered the fourth-most (24.4).