Coyotes hit the ice in Anaheim
The Phoenix Coyotes have picked up the win on the NHL betting lines in four of their past five games against the Anaheim Ducks as those two teams meet on Friday night.
The Coyotes went 3-1 against the Ducks in their four matchups last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-1 for totals bettors in those contests. Overall the OVER/UNDER is 6-4 in the past 10 games between the Coyotes and Ducks.
Supporters of the Coyotes have seen them go 4-2-1 so far this season, while the Ducks are at 5-1-0. In totals betting, the Ducks are 3-3, while the Coyotes are 4-2-1.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Ducks and the No. 19-rated Coyotes in this matchup.
The Coyotes were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -200 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 7-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 4.35% rate while the Coyotes have a 78.12% rate on the penalty kill.
Phoenix at Detroit, Saturday, October 19th
Anaheim at Dallas, Sunday, October 20th