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Moneyline favors Bruins in battle with Coyotes


Phoenix Coyotes

Boston Bruins
31-24-11 March 13, 2014, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 43-17-5



NHL wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Phoenix battle on Thursday at TD Garden as the Bruins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Bruins currently sport a record of 43-17-5. The Coyotes are 31-24-11. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 25-22-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Coyotes have gone 33-30-3 against the number.View Phoenix Coyotes vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -191 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Coyotes taking on the No. 1-rated Bruins in this contest.

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The Coyotes were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 20.86% while the Coyotes defense kills off 79.57% of their penalties.

A few Coyotes at Bruins trends to consider:
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 14 games
Phoenix is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Phoenix's last 19 games on the road
Boston is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix


Next up:
Phoenix home to Calgary, Saturday, March 15th
Boston home to Carolina, Saturday, March 15th

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