Chicago Blackhawks vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds
No. 6 seed Chicago pays a visit to Phoenix on Thursday, as the first round NHL playoff series between these Western Conference rivals kicks off.
The No. 3 seed Coyotes won the Pacific Division and have won three straight this season against Chicago. [ Full Phoenix vs Chicago preview ]
Phoenix 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.
If you're going with the Coyotes in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -125 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Coyotes at No. 16 and the Blackhawks at No. 11 heading into this contest.
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.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +153 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Phoenix at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
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 11 games on the road
Chicago is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Chicago at Phoenix, Saturday, April 14