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Coyotes face Edmonton Oilers: NHL odds preview and stats

Phoenix Coyotes

Edmonton Oilers
15-7-4 December 03, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 9-17-2

The Edmonton Oilers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Coyotes arrive at Rexall Place on Tuesday.

This season the Oilers are 9-17-2 overall while the Coyotes are 15-7-4. As for the totals, Edmonton is 14-13-1 on the OU, and Phoenix is 17-8-1.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Phoenix before puck drop in this match found them as -120-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Oilers at No. 22 and the Coyotes at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Phoenix was a 5-2 loser in its last match at home against the Blackhawks. They lost as -115 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at +160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 20-ranked offense (2.61 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.23 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 18.37% rate while the Coyotes have a 76.84% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Phoenix at Calgary, Wednesday, December 4th
Edmonton home to Quebec, Thursday, December 5th