West Conf Total of the Month NHL 10*
(NHL) Anaheim vs. Arizona, 01/24/2023 9:00 PM, Score: 5 - 2
Total: 6.50 | 101.00 Over
Result: Win
#67/68 ASA TOP PLAY ON 10* OVER 6.5 Goals - Anaheim Ducks at Arizona Coyotes, Tuesday at 9 PM ET - The Ducks continue to be involved in high-scoring games night after night. Anaheim has had 8 straight games total at least 7 goals! Not only that, 6 of the 8 totaled at least 8 goals! The Ducks are struggling with defense and goaltending too no matter who has been guarding the cage. Gibson and Stolarz have been the ones in goal throughout this stretch and Anaheim has conceded an average of 5 goals per game in the 8 games. The Ducks have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of last 7 road games and should give the Coyotes some trouble here. Arizona could start Connor Ingram in goal here but he has allowed at least 3 goals in 12 of 14 games. The Coyotes are more likely to start Karel Vejmelka as he is off a strong start and has been getting the majority of work. One of the keys here is Vejmelka just does not usually come up with back to back strong starts. You have to go all the way back to mid-November to find the last time he had B2B starts in which he allowed less than 3 goals in each start. The Coyotes are coming off a big win over the Golden Knights - an upset victory - in which Vejmekla allowed just 1 goal. But in his 23 starts leading into that, he allowed at least 3 goals 20 times! In fact, before the strong start versus Vegas, Vejmelka allowed 3.5 goals per game in those 23 starts and 4 goals per game in 8 most recent starts. The Coyotes have allowed more goals than any of the 8 teams in the Central Division. The Ducks have allowed more goals than any team in the entire 32-team league! Arizona is not known for scoring well overall but on home ice they have averaged 3 goals last 14 games! Anaheim also not known for scoring but have been better of late on the road as noted above. Again the key here is you are talking about two teams that are known for surrendering plenty of scoring and the situation is ideal with Arizona off the big upset of Vegas. The Ducks will see plenty of open ice which will lead to scoring chances in this one but the Coyotes will battle back too with solid scoring opportunities of their own against a porous Anaheim defense. Look for at least 7 in this one! Over is our play here.