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Game 5 Odds: Coyotes vs Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win on Saturday night to avoid elimination as they head into Game 5 on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes down 3-1 in the best-of-seven first-round set.

Chicago fell 3-2 in overtime to the Coyotes in Game 4 on Thursday night, with Phoenix grabbing the win as a +123 underdog on the NHL lines at the sportsbooks. Mikkel Boedker had the winner that day.

The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 45-26-11 this season, while the Coyotes are 42-27-13. Chicago is 42-39-1 on the totals; Phoenix is 30-39-13.

View Chicago vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Coyotes were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks such as BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Coyotes at No. 16 and the Blackhawks at No. 11 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Blackhawks have a 78.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on April 19. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at +123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
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 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Blackhawks at Coyotes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Phoenix, Monday, April 23

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