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Hockey odds preview - Edmonton vs. Phoenix

Edmonton OilersPhoenix Coyotes
Dec 15, 9:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena

Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds

14-13-3TEAM RECORD15-12-3

Hockey bettors look for value at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday as host Phoenix battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

The Coyotes sit at 15-12-3 on the season; in comparison, the Oilers are currently 14-13-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 12-13-5 OU, and Edmonton is 13-16-1 OU.

View Edmonton vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Phoenix sat as -140 favorites. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Coyotes rated this week at No. 18 and the Oilers sitting at No. 13.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 11.6% while the Oilers defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

The Oilers were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Oilers at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Edmonton's last 24 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Edmonton's last 23 games when playing Phoenix
Edmonton is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Phoenix is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Edmonton
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Phoenix's last 24 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Phoenix's last 23 games when playing Edmonton

Next up:
Edmonton at San Jose, Saturday, December 17
Phoenix home to NY Rangers, Saturday, December 17

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