NHL betting expectations were not even close to being met by the St. Louis Blues this year as they have been a colossal hockey betting disappointment and money loser.
The Phoenix Coyotes will continue their quest for a Western Conference playoff berth as they host the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night with a starting time set for 10 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling and have it ready for action on this important matchup that has major playoff implications for the Coyotes.
St. Louis had a hockey wagering record of 32-30-4-5 and was in last place in in Central Division. The Blues believed last fall that they were playoff materiel and the season must go down as a bitter let down. Handicappers that bet on the Blues as a playoff contender are now drowning in red ink as The Note has won just12 out of 35 away games.
St. Louis had an overall record of 32-30-4-5 and went under the total in 20 of their 35 away games. The Blues have performed in the bottom half of the NHL for both offense and defense as they ranked 18th for goal scoring and an even worse 21st for goals against.
Right winger David Backes led St. Louis with 25 goals and 27 assists while Jaroslav Halak, the playoff hero of Montreal last year, had a 2.59 goals against average with 5 shutouts and 22 wins.
Phoenix had a record of 39-23-7-4 with the hockey odds and was fighting for a top four slot in the West and the first round home ice advantage that would come with that standing. The Coyotes were 17-11-4-3 at home and went over the total in 20 of their 34 games as a host.
Phoenix was 8th in the NHL for goal scoring while ranking 15th for goals against. Keith Yandle led the Coyotes with 57 points while Ilya Bryzgalov had a 2.55 goals against average.
St. Louis has gotten the money in just 6 of their last 19 visits to Phoenix and has dropped 2 of their last 3 games at Jobbing Arena. The Blues and Coyotes have gone over the NHL betting total in their last 2 matchups in Arizona.