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Phoenix Chicago Game 2 Betting Preview

The Phoenix Coyotes have a 1-0 lead on the Chicago Blackhawks in their Western Conference quarterfinal series as those clubs drop the puck on Game 2 of their set late on Saturday night.

The Coyotes paid out for their supporters in Game 1 on Thursday night as Martin Hanzal scored in overtime to give his team a 3-2 victory.

Hawks captain Jonathan Toews returned to action in Thursday's loss.

The Coyotes currently sports a record of 42-27-13. The Blackhawks are 45-26-11. Betting totals have seen the Coyotes post a 30-39-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 42-39-1 against the number.

View Chicago vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Coyotes were listed as -115 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including TopBet, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Coyotes - Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 13.5% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 78.1% of their penalties.

The Blackhawks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Blackhawks at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 12 games on the road
Chicago is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Phoenix, Tuesday, April 17

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