The Coyotes have been perhaps the best hockey betting story this season and they currently fourth in the Western Conference.
NHL betting has many of the teams playing strenuous schedules to make up for the Olympic break. The Coyotes are in good shape to make the playoffs while the Blues are pretty much out of the race in 12th place. I think you have to look where they are in the standings, the desperation they're going to play with, Phoenix head coach Dave Tippett said, They had a couple big wins before the break, so I think they feel like they're pushing forward.
Our positioning right now is, we played hard to get ourselves in a playoff position before the break, now this last push is very important for us. We've got to continue to play well and get as many points as we can and push as high in the standings as we can.
Not much was expected of the Coyotes this NHL betting season so they have been a huge surprise. Tippett though doesn’t think his team has played its best hockey yet. I don't think we've played as well as we can yet, and we're going to strive to get better and better, he said. The whole key to a season is as you go through the season, you earn the right to be a playoff team, and when you get into the playoffs, you've got to be playing the right kind of hockey.”
The Blues have played well on Tuesday’s as they are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The problem for St. Louis is that they are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the Pacific Division. The Blues are 5-11-1 in the last 17 meetings in Phoenix.
The Coyotes are 4-0 in NHL betting in their last 4 vs. the Central Division. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Coyotes are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
The last four St. Louis games against the Pacific Division have gone over the NHL betting total. On the road though, four of the last six St. Louis games have gone under in hockey betting. Phoenix has gone under in six of their last seven overall and at home they have gone under in five of their last eight. Against the Central Division the Coyotes have gone under an amazing 14 of their last 21 games with three ties. In this series, four of the last five have gone under.