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NHL Game Preview - Coyotes underdogs vs Ducks at Phoenix

Anaheim Ducks

Phoenix Coyotes
33-8-5 January 11, 2014, 08:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 21-13-9

Jobing.com Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Phoenix Coyotes and the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Phoenix battles the Ducks, currently with a 33-8-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 24-17-2 for the Coyotes and 24-19-3 for the Ducks.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

The Coyotes were listed earlier today as 110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Ducks taking on the No. 19-rated Coyotes in this contest.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Anaheim at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Wild on January 9. Bettors who backed the Wild at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense (3.02 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 19.05% rate while the Ducks have a 80.82% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Anaheim home to Detroit, Sunday, January 12th
Phoenix at Atlanta, Monday, January 13th