Vancouver Canucks @ Phoenix Coyotes
According to NHL betting odds Phoenix is a -125 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. These two clubs have seen all 4 of their previous 4 meetings go under the total.
The Phoenix Coyotes enter tonight reeling after losing the last 4, 6 of the last 7, 9 of the last 11, and 12 of their last 15-games. In their recent 4-game losing streak they’ve been outscored by a cumulative 16-5. If you have no vested interest in Phoenix games, then you might consider them one of their more entertaining teams to watch, especially so at home. The Coyotes have stayed under the total in just 4 of their first 22 home games this season. Tonight will begin a 3-game in 5-day hope stand for Phoenix. The Coyotes have dropped 4 of their last 5 at home, and have gone over the total in 6 of their last 7 at the Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes are currently 5th in the Pacific Division, and 9th overall in the Western Conference.
Off an Embarrassing Loss
Even in their worst nightmares the Canucks would be hard pressed to endure what they encountered last night in Anaheim. They were just crushed by the Ducks 9-1 in an absolute laugher. Adding insult to injury was the fact that the Ducks scored 6 power play goals last night and it came versus a Vancouver team that entered that contest best in the NHL killing off 89.7% of their opponent’s man advantage situations. Vancouver has now dropped 7 of their last 8-games overall, including 4 in a row on the road. Tonight will be the 3rd game in the last 4-days for Vancouver. They’ve been an extremely profitable 42-19 versus the money line when playing their 3rd game in 4-nights. In addition in that exact situation the Canucks have seen just 7 of their last 33-games go over the total. Entering tonight’s game Vancouver is 4th in the Pacific Division, and are 7th overall in the Western Conference.
NHL Betting System
Before we make our NHL picks we have to consider a few things. Any money line favorite that’s coming off 3 or more losses in a row, versus an opponent that’s coming off 2 or more losses in a row, has gone 269-1115 (70.1%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 year.
Free Pick: Phoenix -125 over Vancouver