Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blackhawks and Coyotes. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Coyotes at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6 goals, and the Coyotes are favored by -1.5 vs. the Blackhawks.


The Pick: Arizona Coyotes -1.5

This game will be played at Mullett Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.


  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blackhawks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+187)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Blackhawks Stand a Chance in Tempe?

Chicago has had a tough season and enters this game with a record of 15-42-5. They currently sit in 16th place in the Western Conference and 8th place in the Central Division. On the road, the Blackhawks are just 4-25-1 and have lost 12 straight games away from home.

As the underdog, Chicago has gone 14-41-5 this season and has lost three straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks are just 1-9 and have lost five straight games.

Chicago enters this game with an overall puck line mark of 27-35 for the year, including going 9-21 on the road. So far, the Blackhawks have had multiple-goal wins in just five games, while they have lost by multiple goals in 34 contests. Heading into this game, Chicago’s average scoring differential sits at -1.6 goals per game.

Over their last 10 games, the Blackhawks’ puck line record is just 3-7, and they have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last 10 road games. On the year, the team is 27-33 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -1.6 goals per game. So far, Chicago has dropped three straight games vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for Chicago’s games is sitting at 5.6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 23-37-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.

On offense, the Blackhawks are averaging 2 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Chicago’s offense comes into the game ranked 32nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

Chicago’s leading scorer is Connor Bedard. So far, he has 17 goals which is 107th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Bedard has 24 assists this season.

Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Goalie Arvid Söderblom gets the start and has made 21 starts this season. His record at this point is 2-18, and his save percentage is 0.602%.

Will the Coyotes Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Coyotes have gone 15-14-0 and are on a five-game losing streak. In the Western Conference, Arizona is 13th with a record of 25-31-5. In the Central Division, the Coyotes are 7th and have gone 8-11 against division opponents. Over their last ten games, Arizona has gone 2-8.

So far this season, the Coyotes have been favored in 13 games and have gone 10-2-1 in those games. Against Western Conference teams, Arizona has gone 14-20 this season. Over their last three games, the Coyotes have gone 2-1.

When playing at home, the Coyotes have gone 13-16 vs. the puck line and 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. So far, Arizona has 11 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by multiple goals.

This season, the Coyotes have gone 31-30 vs. the puck line, including a puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. Against teams from the Western Conference, Arizona has gone 5-8 vs. the puck line when favored.

On average, Arizona’s games have finished with 6.2 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 33-24-4.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Chicago has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

For their offensive performance, the Coyotes come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 24th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 13th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the league.

Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Clayton Keller. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 54th in the NHL. Keller also comes into the game with 30 assists.

Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Chicago, goalie Connor Ingram has started 36 games in this season. His current record is 17-15, and his save percentage stands at 0.861%.