NHL online betting respect also continues to grow for the Calgary Flames as they have been one of the top teams on the NHL hockey betting board since the New Year.
The Calgary Flames will host the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET. Be sure and have your Sports Gambling account open and ready for action on this potential Western Conference playoff series.
Phoenix had a record of 35-23-7-4 overall and was 18-12-3-2 on the road. The Coyotes went under the total in just 15 out of 35 away games. Phoenix ranked 10th in the NHL for goal scoring but slipped down to 17th in the NHL on defense for goals against.
Although overall offensive production was solid the Coyotes were lacking a dominant offensive scorer with the hockey betting line. A defenseman, Keith Yandle, led Phoenix in scoring with 10 goals and 45 assists.
Right wingers Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata were the leading goal scorers with 16 apiece. Ilya Bryzgalov has been a workhorse in goal with a 2.58 goal against average and 56 starts with 29 wins and 6 shutouts.
Calgary was 36-25-3-6 overall and a nice 21-10-1-3 with the hockey odds at home. The Flames went under the total in 15 out of 35 games as a host. Calgary was one of the top offensive teams in the NHL as they ranked 6th for goal scoring.
The defense struggled and ranked 16th in the NHL for goals against. Right wing and team captain Jarome Iginla led the Flames with 30 goals and 36 assists. Miikka Kiprusoff was also a marathon man in goal with a 2.56 goals against average and 60 starts with 32 wins and 6 shutouts. Left wing Rene Bourque had 23 goals.
The Coyotes have won 5 of their last 6 matchups with Calgary including the last 3 in a row as just 1 of the last 7 meetings between the teams have gone over the total. Calgary has won 9 out of their last 14 home games against Phoenix however with the last 3 meetings between the two teams in Calgary going under the NHL online betting total.