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Phoenix Coyotes host Edmonton Oilers in hockey action

Edmonton Oilers

Phoenix Coyotes
3-7-1 October 26, 2013, 03:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 6-3-2

Phoenix will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes currently sport a record of 6-3-2. The Oilers are 3-7-1. Betting totals have seen the Coyotes post a 7-3-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 6-5 against the number.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Phoenix sat as -168 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Oilers, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Phoenix was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 9-ranked offense (3.18 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.91 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 17.95% rate while the Oilers have a 73.68% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton at Los Angeles, Sunday, October 27th
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 29th