Blues face Phoenix Coyotes: NHL odds preview and stats
St. Louis Blues vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds
The visiting Blues hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Jobing.com Arena against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Coyotes are 11-9-3 so far on the season. The Blues, meanwhile, are 11-9-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 13-9-1 and the Blues go 13-6-3 on the totals.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Coyotes rated this week at No. 6 and the Blues sitting at No. 7.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Blues have a 81% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Kings on March 5. Bettors who backed the Kings at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Ducks on March 6. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Blues at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis at San Jose, Saturday, March 9
Phoenix home to Dallas, Saturday, March 9