Planning on watching today’s Coyotes and Blackhawks game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Blackhawks hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on NBCS. The Coyotes are favored by -1.5 in this Central divisional contest against the Blackhawks. The game’s over/under currently sits at 5.5 goals.

ARIZONA COYOTES VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Blackhawks winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+146)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Coyotes Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

On the season, the Coyotes have an overall record of 26-33-5, which puts them in 7th place in the Pacific Division and 13th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, Arizona is 14-22.

When playing on the road this season, the Coyotes have gone 10-17-5, and they come into this game having won two straight games away from home. As the favorite, Arizona has gone 10-3-1 this year.

Arizona enters this game with a puck line record of 32-32 and a road puck line record of 18-14. So far, the team has 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal. Overall, the Coyotes have an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game.

Over their last ten games, the Coyotes have gone 4-6 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is 5-9. In their last three games, Arizona’s puck line mark is 1-2, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.5 goals per contest.

This season, Arizona’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Coyotes come in with an over/under performance of 35-25-4.

Arizona has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Coyotes come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 24th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 28th in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 15th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the league.

Arizona’s current leading scorer is Clayton Keller. This season, he has 23 goals, which puts him 50th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 30 assists this season.

The Blackhawks defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 26th with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Connor Ingram has started 38 games this season. His current record stands at 18-16, and his save percentage is 0.87%.

Will Chicago Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 11-17-4 and have lost two straight games at the United Center. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 9-27 and are 16th in the conference standings. Overall, Chicago has a record of 16-43-5 and are in 8th place in the Central Division.

Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 2-8 and have lost four of their last five games. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 15-42-5 this season and have been the underdog in 62 of their 64 games this year. In games against teams in the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 4-17.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 28-36 and an average scoring margin of -1.5 goals per game. So far this season, the Blackhawks have had six wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line mark of 28-34, and their average scoring differential on the road is -2.2 goals per contest. In their last 10 games at home, the Blackhawks have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

This season, Chicago’s games are averaging 5.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Blackhawks currently have an over/under record of 24-38-2.

Arizona has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Blackhawks come into the game scoring an average of 2 goals per game, putting them 32nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Looking at how the Blackhawks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 30th in power play goals and 26th in shorthanded goals.

Chicago’s current leading scorer is Jason Dickinson. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 101st in the NHL. Dickinson also comes into the game with 12 assists.

In terms of defense, the Blackhawks head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Arvid Söderblom has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 3-18, and his save percentage is 0.611%.