Phoenix is Struggling
The Coyotes have not been a team you want to wager on lately. They are 2-6 in their last eight games. Phoenix was a surprise team last year but the bloom is off the rose this season. The Coyotes do not sneak up on teams and they face a tough game on Monday at Detroit. Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov is seeing too many shots and even though he is playing well, his goals against average is rising. The Coyotes have lost four of their last six road games. Four of those games have gone over the total.
The Red Wings blew Saturday’s game against Detroit as they led 4-3 in the third period against Vancouver and gave up three goals to lost 6-4. The Red Wings should be ready for a much better effort on Monday. Goaltender Jimmy Howard has played well this season and he is usually very good at home. The Red Wings have won four of their first six home games this season. Five of those games have gone over the total.
The Red Wings have won four of the last six against Phoenix. The over has come in three of those games with one push. This season the teams have split their two meetings. Phoenix actually won last month in Detroit by a score of 4-2.
The Coyotes are 3-8 in NHL betting in their last 11 Monday games. The Coyotes are 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Coyotes are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit. The Red Wings are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. This could be a good game to make an NHL bet on the total. The Over is 3-0-1 in the Coyotes last 4 road games. The Over is 7-1-1 in the Coyotes last 9 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Red Wings last 7 overall. The Over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams in Detroit.