Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes Sportsbook Betting Breakdown
Posted by: Mike Davis
This NHL hockey betting evening, sportsbook players can wager on the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes matchup. Both teams are having an extremely disappointing season and it will be difficult to predict what goes down tonight. Let’s take a look at what the sportsbook betting lines have to say about this Monday night pairing.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes – Monday, February 12th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Lines:
Chicago Blackhawks -1 ½ (+245) 5 ½ (-105) -125
Arizona Coyotes +1 ½ (-290) 5 ½ (-115) +105
The Chicago Blackhawks fly into this evening’s contest flashing a 24-23-8 record that ranks them 7th overall in the Central Division. Considering that Chicago entered this year’s season riding a 9-year playoff appearance streak, it’s pretty appalling to see them struggle this hard. Being dead last in the division is never a good thing and it certainly goes against the storied history of this franchise. On top of that, the B-Hawks enter this evening’s matchup riding a 5-game losing streak. That said it’s a little surprising to see the 8 team parlay odds favor Chicago over the Yotes this evening. After all Arizona will be the one with home field advantage this evening. But then again Arizona has been having a pretty atrocious season so far. So, should bettors take the favorite in this evening’s Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes matchup? Or should NHL hockey betting players stick to the home team?
All things considered, there’s really no reason to back the Yotes this evening. Arizona has no momentum whatsoever at the moment and the line isn’t even that appealing. Taking the Blackhawks straight up is a superior option with a decent payout.
The Arizona Coyotes spring into this Western Conference matchup sporting a 13-32-10 record that ranks them as the worst team in the Pacific Division. Needless to say, there’s not much hope for Arizona to turn 2018 around. After all, the Yotes have delivered 3 straight losing seasons. And when Arizona fans witnessed their club start the year off by losing 11-straight, it was pretty clear that this season was going to a solemn one. Arizona is 1-2 in their last 3 games, which is a bit better than the 5-game losing streak Chicago rides into this evening’s matchup. Putting that aside, how well does Arizona match up against tonight’s opponent?
All things considered, the Blackhawks have a significant statistical advantage this evening. For starters Chicago has the 17th best scoring offense and 14th best defense in the NHL. On the other hand the Coyotes rank 31st in scoring and 30th in points allowed – pretty pathetic numbers. Furthermore, Arizona ranks 26th in the league in power play percentage and 21st in penalty kill percentage. For comparison, the Blackhawks rank 29th in power play percentage and 9th overall in penalty kill percentage. With those figures in mind, it’s pretty clear that Chicago has a big advantage this evening.