Hockey Betting News: Coyotes and Oilers headed in opposite directions

The final results of the hockey betting matchup between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers surprised almost no one.

The Coyotes (49-25-6) have one of the best records in the NHL betting and the Oilers (26-46-8) have given hockey wagering fans very little reason to place a hockey bet on this team in the NHL odds action.  But for three periods of hockey gambling action the Oilers actually gave the superior Coyotes all they could handle.

In the end, things ended up just as the NHL odds makers had predicted with 3-2 Coyotes victory, but not before the game was settled in a good old fashioned hockey betting shootout.  Tom Gilbert had two assists in the Oilers losing effort and Keith Yandle had two assists in the Coyotes NHL betting victory.

The Coyotes grabbed three points to help its #4 position in the NHL playoff betting standings and the Oilers fell even deeper into their last place abyss in the hockey betting standings.

Edmonton has been far and away the worst team in the NHL betting this season and without a doubt has relieved fewer hockey bets than any other team featured in the hockey betting odds.  After Saturday’s game the trajectories of these two teams in the NHL wagering competition couldn’t be more different.

With just a handful of games left in the NHL betting regular season the Coyotes have already clinched a spot in the hockey betting playoffs.  If the season were to end today Phoenix would have the #4 seed despite having the third best record (104 points through 80 games).

Once the NHL regular season ends the Oilers’ hockey betting action will be over.  The Oilers have been overwhelmingly bad in the hockey betting action this season and its 60 points through 80 games is by far the poorest showing of any team in the NHL odds action.