Phoenix Coyotes at Chicago Hockey Betting

NHL betting on the Phoenix Coyotes has been surprisingly successful this season. Whether it can continue on Friday at Chicago is another story. The Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in hockey betting this season and they are heavily favored to win this game against Phoenix.

NHL betting has seen the Blackhawks win 8 of the last 10 overall against the Coyotes.  It also doesn’t help Phoenix that they are in the third game of a four game road trip.  Phoenix did win earlier this season 3-1 at home and that win broke a six game losing streak for the Coyotes in this series against Chicago.  Winning at Chicago is another story.

There have been two things you can count on with Phoenix in NHL betting this season.  First, they are a bargain on most nights and second, they go under the hockey betting total a lot.  In fact, they are one of the best teams in the league to take under the total. Phoenix has a defense that is in the top ten in the league and their offense is just average.  That does help the cause of the under in NHL betting. Shane Doan has led the team in scoring while Ilya Bryzgalov has been great in goal with a goal against average around 2.35.

Chicago has been fantastic this season in NHL betting at home.  The Blackhawks simply don’t lose very often on home ice. It doesn’t even matter what the price, the Blackhawks have been a great play at home.  The value is definitely with the Coyotes in this game but going against Chicago at home in NHL betting has simply not been a smart thing to do.  The Blackhawks have the best stats in the NHL as hockey betting numbers show, as they are 2nd on defense and 4th on offense. You don’t see a team that is so good on both ends of the ice. The only concern for Chicago in hockey betting is in goal but so far Cristobal Huet and Antti Niemi have been getting the job done.  Patrick Kane has been leading a very balanced Chicago offensive attack this season.

Chicago just recently completed a brutal 8-game road trip and they survived it, going 5-3 in NHL betting.  Chicago now gets to pretty much stay home with only one road game until after the Olympic break.