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NHL Betting Preview (April 17): Coyotes vs. Oilers Odds

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Andrew MacNeil
18 days ago
Edmonton will try to prevent Vancouver from sweeping the regular season series in what will be the final time these two teams will meet in the regular season. This article breaks down the odds and trends that make his Pacific Division matchup interesting.

Coyotes vs. Oilers Odds

  • Arizona Coyotes Moneyline Odds: +155
  • Edmonton Oilers Moneyline Odds: -185
  • Puck Line Odds: Coyotes +1.5 (-160), Oilers -1.5 (+135)
  • Game Total: 6.5 goals (over -110, under -110)
All odds courtesy of Bet365.

Last Matchup

The Oilers and Coyotes met less than a week ago at Rogers Place when Connor McDavid was out of the lineup, but the Oilers were still a -275 moneyline favourite. Arizona led most of the game, but Edmonton was able to tie it in the third period. Unfortunately, the Oilers would go on to lose 3-2 in overtime despite outshooting the Coyotes 40-28.
Check out Daily Faceoff to get updates regarding the line combinations and goaltenders for Wednesday’s matchup.

Handicapping the Coyotes (35-46 SU, 43-38 ATS, 44-33 O/U)

Based on reports out of Arizona, the Coyotes’ relocation to Salt Lake City, Utah is real, and it could be announced as early as Wednesday. So, this is likely the last time the Coyotes will play at Mullett Arena, and the announcement could prove to be a big distraction for the organization and its players.
Of course, the team’s potential relocation has been hanging over their heads for a while, and the Coyotes have still been giving teams trouble. In fact, Arizona has scored five or more goals in six out of its last 10 games and they have defeated some good teams in the process. Not to mention, the Coyotes have been a decent home team, having gone 42-39 straight up at Mullett Arena since the start of the 2022-23 regular season.

Handicapping the Oilers (49-31 SU, 38-42 ATS, 34-43 O/U)

The OIlers can’t improve their position in the standings because the Vancouver Canucks clinched the Pacific Division on Tuesday. That means Wednesday’s matchup versus Arizona and Thursday’s tilt with Colorado are glorified exhibition games, which makes it tough to project what Edmonton’s lineup will look like.
From a betting perspective, there aren’t any good reasons to bet on the favourite here, and the odds don’t offer enough value to justify a bet on the underdog. Enough money has already come in on the Desert Dogs to push their odds down to +155, which means sports bettors weren’t buying the Oilers at -190.
However, if Edmonton sits some of its top players, and a third or fourth line player gets an opportunity to play on one of the top two forward lines, there could be some player prop angles for bettors to shoot on.

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Team Betting Trends

  • Edmonton is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 meetings versus the Coyotes, and 8-2 in their last 10 trips to Arizona, but the Oilers are just 4-6 in their last 10 road games, while the Coyotes are 6-4 in their last 10 home games. The Coyotes are 6-4 straight up in their last 10 games.
  • Arizona is 7-3 to the over in its last 10 games, while Edmonton has gone 7-3 to the under in its last 10 games. The two teams have gone 6-3-1 to the over in their last 10 meetings.

Player Prop Betting Trends

  • Rookie Logan Cooley has scored seven goals and three assists in his last 10 games, including one goal against the Oilers last week. Cooley is listed at +300 to score a goal. Next is rookie Dylan Guenther, who has six goals and 10 points in his last 10 games. Guenther is priced at +260.
  • Matias Maccelli is also hot with five goals and five assists in his last 10 games, but Clayton Keller leads the way with 13 points (three goals) in his last 10 games. Maccelli is priced at +550 to score a goal and -110 to score a point. Meanwhile, Keller is priced at -250 to score a point and +145 to score a goal.
  • Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman have just three goals in their last 10 games, but McDavid’s absence had something to do with that. Both Draisaitl and Hyman are listed at +115 to score a goal against the Coyotes on Wednesday.

Best Bets for Oilersnation

With Colorado on deck, it’s unclear who will start in goal for Edmonton, and Arizona’s goaltender hasn’t been confirmed either. There’s a big difference between the two goaltenders, too, so who starts for the Coyotes matters more than who starts for Edmonton, but the Oilers’ chances of winning drop if it’s Pickard instead of Skinner. Regardless, this game should be wide open, even if it’s not necessarily played at a high pace. Bet over 6.5 goals at -110 odds.

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