The Arizona Coyotes have been flirting with a playoff spot in the Western Confernece this season, but if they could play the Pacific Division every night, they’d be one of the top teams in the league. The Yotes get another shot versus a division rival when they visit the Anaheim Ducks Friday night.
- The total has gone OVER in three of the Ducks’ last four games.
- The Coyotes are 1-5 SU in their last six games after a loss in their previous game.
- The Ducks are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games versus teams from the Western Conference.
At online sportsbook BetOnline, the Coyotoes are big dogs at +169 while the Ducks are presently -188 in moneyline markets. OVER 5.5 goals is tabbed at +118 with UNDER -130.
Arizona has put together a stellar 11-3-2 record in 16 games versus teams from the Pacific - easily the best mark of the seven team division. The Ducks will be a stiff test for the Yotes, however, as they’ve won five straight games after Thursday’s 4-2 win at the Los Angeles Kings.
The Coyotes have hit the skids a little bit having lost three straight games, including both of their post-All-Star break games. Goaltender Louis Domingue, steady through the majority of his starts, has been shelled in his last two starts, allowing 10 goals on 65 shots in both games since the break.
The Ducks have a lot of work to do to challenge the Kings for the division crown, but a win over a club that has beaten them in all three meetings so far this season would be a great place to start.