Moneyline favors Coyotes in battle with Blue Jackets
Phoenix Coyotes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in NHL betting action at Nationwide Arena.
This season the Blue Jackets are 10-12-6 overall while the Coyotes are 13-11-3. As for the totals, Columbus is 10-17-1 on the OU, and Phoenix is 15-11-1.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blue Jackets as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blue Jackets at No. 25 and the Coyotes at No. 9 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Columbus' No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 13.6% while the Coyotes defense kills off 83.2% of their penalties.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Blues on March 14. Bettors who backed the Blues at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Columbus was a 2-1 loser at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Nashville are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Coyotes at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing Columbus
Phoenix is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Monday, March 18
Columbus home to Nashville, Tuesday, March 19