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Coyotes vs Canucks Hockey Game Preview

Phoenix Coyotes

Vancouver Canucks
16-8-4 December 06, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 15-10-5

Rogers Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Vancouver Canucks and the visiting Phoenix Coyotes on Friday.

The Canucks sport a record of 15-10-5 heading into this matchup, while the Coyotes sit at 16-8-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-15-6 for the Canucks and 18-9-1 for the Coyotes.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Phoenix before puck drop in this match found them as 134-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Canucks) and the No. 12 (Coyotes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Vancouver was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Predators. They won as -135 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.21 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 14.14% while the Coyotes defense kills off 76.92% of their penalties.

Next up:
Phoenix at Colorado, Tuesday, December 10th
Vancouver home to Quebec, Sunday, December 8th