Arizona Coyotes vs. Anaheim Ducks Free NHL Pick

Monday, October 8 at 10:00 PM ET

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The Arizona Coyotes try to get back on track from two straight losses and score their first goal when they visit the red-hot Anaheim Ducks.


Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes remained winless after a 1-0 home loss against the Anaheim Ducks last Saturday. The Coyotes bombarded the Ducks with 41 shots, while limiting them to just 20 but their lack of firepower stood out and they even failed to score when playing 6-on-3 (with the goalie pulled for an extra attacker) in the final minute of the game. Derek Stepan led Arizona with nine shots on goal.

The Coyotes are averaging 0.0 goals per game (31st in the league) and 2.0 goals against (5th). They have an 0.0 power play percentage (24th) and a 100.0 penalty kill percentage (1st). Derek Stepan leads the team with 12 shots on goal and Antti Raanta is 0-2-0 with 2.02 GAA and a .911 save percentage.


Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks are off to a 3-0-0 start after their 3-2 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings last Saturday. Anaheim had to tie the game twice in regulation and now they have a perfect record through three games for the first time since 2006-07, when they won the Stanley Cup. Hampus Lindholm and Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Ducks and rookie forward Troy Terry scored the only goal of the shootout. John Gibson made 19 saves through overtime before denying all three Red Wings shooters.

The Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game (18th in the league) and 1.3 goals against (3rd). They have a 25.0 power play percentage (12th) and a 100.0 penalty kill percentage (1st). Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with five points and four assists, Max Comtois has two goals and John Gibson is 3-0-0 with 1.30 GAA and a .958 save percentage.

NHL Trends:

The Under is:

4-1 in Arizona's last five overall

5-2 in Arizona's last seven games against a team with a winning record

19-6-2 in Arizona's last 27 Wednesday games

5-2-1 in Anaheim's last eight overall

34-15-2 in Anaheim's last 51 games following a win

5-1 in Anaheim's last six Wednesday games

Both John Gibson and Antti Raanta have been solid in the net for their respective teams, so don't expect this to be a high-scoring game. The Coyotes and the Ducks have gone under the total in six of their last eight meetings, including last Saturday's game and this is more than likely to continue tonight.

NHL Pick: Under 5.5 (-130) Jazz Sports

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