Photo: flickr jpowers65 Writer: Jimmy Gold
The Arizona Coyotes will continue their interleague play on Tuesday when they battle the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. In their latest game, the Detroit Red Wings lost 0-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Arizona Coyotes are going to rely on all four lines tonight with this being a back-to-back.
Jimmy Howard will man the pipes for the Detroit Red Wings in this one. Jimmy Howard has been great during the season with a 5-5-2 record and 0.945 save percentage. He was superb in his most recent game, posting a 0.972 save percentage. In 4 prior appearances against the Arizona Coyotes, he has been poor with a 1-2-0 record and 0.883 SV%
It looks like Mike Smith will get the call in this one. He is 5-3-4 on the year with a 2.56 GAA. He was not good in his most recent game, posting a 0.818 save percentage. Smith has been average over his last 5 games, posting a 0.912 save percentage.
Over 29 games this season, the Detroit Red Wings rank as one of the worst puck possessing teams in the league. The Detroit Red Wings have been moderate at home, posting a 6-7-3 record. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 3-8-3 on the road. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 4-7 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Detroit Red Wings have been weak when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 1 wins and 10 losses.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. We'll give the Arizona Coyotes the nod in this game.
Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
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