The Anaheim Ducks are set to host the Arizona Coyotes for a Pacific Division matchup on Wednesday night. The Ducks lead the division and will bring a perfect 3-0 record into this game. The Coyotes are still looking for their first points on the regular season, and find themselves in last place in the Pacific Division. The Coyotes feature a young core of talented, but unproven players while the Anaheim Ducks have a veteran roster.
Ducks vs. Coyotes Odds
The Anaheim Ducks are the big betting favorites to win this matchup. The moneyline for this NHL showdown is Anaheim -175 and Arizona comes in at +155. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 5.5 for this game.
Spread: Ducks -175
Ducks vs. Coyotes Head to Head
This is already the second matchup between the Ducks and Coyotes this season. Anaheim was able to win the first game, 1-0 over the Coyotes in Arizona. The Pacific Division rivals met four times last season, and the Ducks had a big advantage. Anaheim beat the Coyotes three out of four times last season.
Ducks vs. Coyotes Stats
Left winger Jakob Silfverberg has been the offensive leader for the Anaheim Ducks this season. Silfverberg has racked up five points this season, including a whopping four assists. Ducks goaltender John Gibson has stopped 91 of the 95 shots he has faced this season, and has recorded the shootout against the Coyotes over the weekend.
The Arizona Coyotes are still looking for their first goal of the season, but they have been taking plenty of shots on goal. Center Derek Stepan leads the team with 12 shots on goal, but has yet to be able to sneak one past the goaltender. Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta has given up just four goals this season, but has only faced 45 total shots.
Ducks vs. Coyotes News
The Anaheim Ducks are celebrating their 25th season as an NHL franchise, and their celebratory season is off to a terrific start. Anaheim recently announced that they have assigned left wing Pontus Aberg to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League.
The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have assigned 18-year-old Barrett Hayton to Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario League. Hayton is a native of Ontario and spent last season with the Sault Ste. Marie team. Arizona also announced that center Laurent Dauphin has been recalled from the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.
Ducks vs. Coyotes Predictions
These two teams met just four days ago, and not much has changed for either team since that time. The Coyotes are still looking for their first goal this season and the Ducks are off to a terrific start. The Coyotes should finally be able to get a goal past Gibson in this game, but the Ducks have too much offense and will prevail over the Coyotes. Bet the Anaheim Ducks -175 over the Arizona Coyotes.