Coyotes, Oilers on NHL Odds

The oddsmakers aren't giving the Edmonton Oilers much of a chance on Tuesday night for their game on the road against the streaking Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

Sportsbook.ag has Edmonton at +175 to notch rare back-to-back road victories against the streaking -215 favorite Coyotes.

To add misery to the Oilers' road woes, they have dropped four straight to Phoenix – although three of those losses were by one goal.

Edmonton blew a three-goal lead against Phoenix in a 4-3 shootout loss on Friday, but came away with a 4-2 win at Anaheim on Sunday. The Coyotes concluded a road trip with a third consecutive win when they beat Vancouver 3-2 last time out.

The Oilers give up the most goals per game in the league at just over four, and the Coyotes surrender three per game. Three of the past four games between the two have gone OVER - and with the total at 6 for this game, making a play on the OVER could be a safe wager.

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Defending-champion Chicago takes on a talented San Jose squad they’ve dominated over the past 10 meetings in a marquee game on Wednesday. The Blackhawks have gone 9-1 against the Sharks, including a sweep in last season’s Western Conference final. The Sharks will likely be a small favorite at home but they’ve lost three straight overall, making the Blackhawks a good underdog bet in this one.

These teams are the top two in the league in shots on goal, and have a history of high-scoring affairs with each other. If this is any indication then OVER bettors should have an edge in this contest.

The Rangers have sniper Marian Gaborik back, and with a 7-3 record on the road they could be a good underdog pick Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Totals bettors will like the OVER when Washington and Carolina tangle, as both teams have averaged more than three goals per game this season. These teams have also seen OVER bettors cash out in four of the past six games between them.

Two division leaders clash Wednesday when the Los Angeles Kings head to Montreal as underdogs against the Canadiens. The Kings dominate at home, but are just 5-5 on the road this season. Montreal has won five straight against Los Angeles and betting against them could be throwing away good money.

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Carey Price has been spectacular in net for the Canadiens, posting three shutouts in his past six games. As well, 15 games have paid out to UNDER bettors in Canadiens matchups thus far, and it could be another logical bet for Wednesday night.