But it’s a long season and there’s still plenty of time for both of these teams to make up some ground in the second half of the hockey betting season. And when the Coyotes travel to Edmonton on January 18 fans planning to bet on hockey will have a much better idea of how these two Western Conference teams match up against one another.
Hockey betting fans have seen nothing but disappointment thus far from the Oilers who have sunk to last place in the Northwest Division and can’t seem to puck in the net with just 101 goals. However, the defense has been serviceable and has held opponents to only 111 goals, a modest sum, but still too many to garner a decent hockey betting record. One bright spot for the Oilers has been the play of Ales Hemsky who distributed the puck nicely and racked up 35 points so far in the hockey betting season. The problem is there’s no real scoring threat on this team and with Andrew Cogliano the leading goal getter with just a dozen, defenses can sit back on their heels during most hockey betting match ups with the Oilers.
Phoenix hasn’t blown any of the hockey betting crowd away with its play either, but it’s fair to say that Coyotes have been the superior team to bet on hockey so far this season. With 43 points through 40 games this is a team with a very legitimate shot at the hockey betting playoffs. It remains one of the top 8 teams in the Western conference according to points, but has been somewhat erratic and suffered several major hockey betting blowouts. On offense, this unit has the potential to torment opposing hockey betting defenses, but so far the team has only gotten consistent scoring from Shane Doan (18 goals) and Olli Jokinen (13 goals).
The team has been in a bit of slide over the last 10 hockey betting contests and has been awful on the road (6-11-3-0). And that could give the Oilers a chance in this bet on hockey match up. But the Oilers, for some inexplicable reason, have been a rotten team at home this year with a 6-6-1-2 record. In the end, look for the Coyotes offense to rally and come from Canada with the hockey betting win against an average Oilers defense.
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