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Coyotes face Anaheim Ducks: NHL odds preview and stats

Phoenix Coyotes

Anaheim Ducks
19-10-8 December 28, 2013, 08:00 PM | Honda Center 27-7-5

The Anaheim Ducks will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Phoenix Coyotes invade Honda Center on Saturday.

The Ducks are 27-7-5 so far on the season. The Coyotes, meanwhile, are 19-10-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Anaheim go 19-17-3 and the Coyotes go 21-15-1 on the totals.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Phoenix before puck drop in this match found them as 138-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Ducks - Coyotes odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Phoenix is at No. 11.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Sharks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -120 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Ducks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Anaheim's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.26 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.08 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 14.96% while the Coyotes defense kills off 78.52% of their penalties.

Next up:
Phoenix home to Edmonton, Tuesday, December 31st
Anaheim at San Jose, Sunday, December 29th