NHL online betting concerns were that Chicago would miss the playoffs just a few weeks ago but they have caught fire as a bona fide NHL hockey betting contender.
The Phoenix Coyotes will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night with a starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on the side and total for this matchup that has major Western Conference playoff implications so be sure and have your account open and ready for action on what could be a preview of a playoff series.
Phoenix was a consistent road team with a mark of 18-12-3-2 with the hockey betting line. The Coyotes went under the total in just 15 of their 35 away games.
Chicago was 37-24-2-5 with the hockey odds and was 21-14. Chicago went under the total in 20 out 35 home games. The Blackhawks offense was the best in the NHL as they were the highest scoring team in the NHL.
The Blackhawks lost both of their goaltenders to free agency and salary cap issues last summer and Corey Crawford has come to the rescue with a tidy 2.26 goals against average after winning the job from Marty Turco. Crawford had 3 shutouts and 26 of the Hawks 37 wins. Jonathan Toews led Chicago with 28 goals and 40 assists while Patrick Sharp had 34 goals.
This is the fourth meeting of the season between these two teams. Phoenix won at Chicago 2-1 on November 10 as the game went under the total. The Coyotes then scored a 3-2 home win over the Hawks on February 12 as the game went under the total. Chicago scored a 4-3 home win over Phoenix on February 27 with the game going over the number.
Phoenix has paid out in 5 of their last 7 games against Chicago overall with just 2 of the last 8 meetings in this head to head series going over the total.
The Coyotes have not done as well at Chicago however with just 2 payouts in their last 8 matchups at United Center against the Blackhawks with 5 of the last 7 matchups between the teams in Chicago going under the NHL online betting total.