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Moneyline favors Coyotes in battle with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue JacketsPhoenix Coyotes
Feb 16, 8:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds

4-8-2TEAM RECORD6-6-2

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Phoenix and Columbus on Saturday, with the host Coyotes trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

This season the Coyotes are 6-6-2 overall while the Blue Jackets are 4-8-2. As for the totals, Phoenix is 7-7 on the OU, and Columbus is 6-7-1.

View Columbus vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Coyotes as -186 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Coyotes and the No. 29-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 21-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 17.9% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.

Columbus was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Coyotes were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Anaheim are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Jackets at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus' last 10 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus at Anaheim, Monday, February 18
Phoenix home to Calgary, Monday, February 18