Arizona vs Detroit: prediction for the NHL game
Arizona are still last in the West with only 6 points in the asset. But recently we've seen a flicker of hope in the Coyotes' performance, for example, they defeated St. Louis (3:2) away, taking advantage of power play twice. They also had a tight fight against Columbus, but yielded in the shootout (4:5 SO).
André Tourigny's men remain the worst team in the NHL in many aspects. They usually concede 4 goals per game, while averaging only around 2 goals. The Coyotes also have to manage without Christian Fischer and Johan Larsson, which means their attacking line is seriously weakened.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit are in 9th place, just behind the playoffs zone. After an excellent series of home games, the Red Wings lost three away matches in a row, conceding five goals in each one of them. Detroit lost to Columbus (3:5), Dallas (2:5) and Vegas (2:5). Those, however, were difficult opponents, and the Wings are not the only ones who were recently defeated by them.
Anyway, the Red Wings are much more confident at home, and away they won only 3 out of 10 matches, conceding 4 goals per game on average.
Arizona concede more than 3 goals on average.
In the last 3 games of Detroit, both sides scored in the second period.
Detroit have lost three games in a row, but they will certainly strive to earn some points away from home, and Arizona are a very convenient opponent for the Wings. The Wings are decent on the offensive, so they should be able to break through the Coyotes' defenses without any problems.
Our prediction - Detroit to win
We predict a high-scoring game here. Detroit concede a lot away from home, and in each of the last three matches they allowed the opponents to score five goals. Arizona have conceded the most goals in the league so far.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals