Hockey odds preview - St. Louis vs. Phoenix
St. Louis Blues vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds
The Phoenix Coyotes look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blues arrive at Jobing.com Arena on Sunday.
The Blues will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 46-20-9 this season, while the Coyotes are 37-26-13. St. Louis is 19-41-15 on the totals; Phoenix is 30-35-11.
Sportsbooks had set the Coyotes as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
This game matches up the No. 16 (Coyotes) and the No. 6 (Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 1 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 13% rate while the Blues have a 85% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Kings on March 22. Bettors who backed the Kings at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Coyotes were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Blues at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 7-13-1 SU in its last 21 games ,when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
St. Louis home to Nashville, Tuesday, March 27
Phoenix home to San Jose, Thursday, March 29