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Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes in NHL odds

Phoenix Coyotes

Edmonton Oilers
23-18-9 January 24, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 15-31-6

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Phoenix duelling Edmonton on Friday at Rexall Place.

The Coyotes will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 23-18-9 this season, while the Oilers are 15-31-6. Phoenix is 27-20-3 on the totals; Edmonton is 30-21-1.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as 105 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Oilers and the No. 19-ranked Coyotes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Coyotes were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -130 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 20-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.04 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 17.68% rate while the Coyotes have a 78.57% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Phoenix at Vancouver, Sunday, January 26th
Edmonton home to Nashville, Sunday, January 26th