Coyotes vs. Hawks NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blackhawks as -165 money line favorites over the Coyotes, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5.5 goals. Phoenix enters play with a 44-27-14 overall record and is 31-40 UNDER, while Chicago is 46-26-13 overall and is 43-40 OVER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5. 5 and has remained there at most books, while the Blackhawks opened as -165 favorites and remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 57% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Blackhawks. 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 1-5-3 Under last 9 overall and 5-17-1 Under last 23 meetings in Chicago. Blackhawks are 1-6-2 Under last 9 vs. Pacific. Chicago needs this win after losing at home in overtime on Tuesday night, 3-2. To make it worse, leading scorer Marian Hossa will not be in the lineup and was briefly hospitalized by a brutal shoulder-to-head hit from Phoenix's Raffi Torres, who on Wednesday was suspended indefinitely pending a league hearing Friday. Hossa led the team with 48 assists so Chicago will need to win a low-scoring affair without their best player. They’ll also need great goaltending from Corey Crawford.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: COYOTES/BLACKHAWKS UNDER 5.5