Coyotes vs. Hawks NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blackhawks as –150 money line favorites over the Coyotes, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5.5 goals. Phoenix enters play with a 43-27-14 overall record and is 31-39 UNDER, while Chicago is 46-26-12 overall and is 43-39 OVER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5 and moved to 5.5, while the Blackhawks opened as -150 favorites and remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Capitals. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the UNDER. According to latest NHL trends, Phoenix is 5-16-1 Under last 22 meetings in Chicago, 14-30-3 Under last 47 meetings in series, 3-12-3 Under last 18 Tuesday games and 2-6-1 Under last 9 games as an underdog of +110 to +150. Both games went overtime in this series, which started in Phoenix. Goalie Mike Smith was among three Phoenix players who didn’t practice Monday raised more than a few questions as the series shifted to Chicago for Tuesday’s Game 3 tied at one game apiece. If Smith doesn’t go, the Coyotes will need to go with more a defensive-minded game plan with Jason LaBarbera, who is just 3-12 this year The Blackhawks made history in Phoenix, becoming the first team in league history to score tying goals with less than 15 seconds left in regulation in back-to-back games of the same series. This game will be another close game but lower scoring, probably similar to Game 1.
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