With the launch of legal Arizona sports betting comes the ability to bet on the NHL. The Arizona Coyotes play their first game on October 14, 2021, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, officially marking the 2021-22 NHL Season, one that Arizona bettors can legally wager on for the first time.
You can also bet on the future winner of the 2022 Stanley Cup, although the odds are not in the Coyotes’ favor. But you can also find a futures market for conference winner, division winner, and team’s total points. That’s on top of player futures like top goalscorer and the winner of the Hart Trophy.
Formally known as the Phoenix Coyotes until 2014, the Arizona Coyotes play at Gila River Arena in Glendale. The Coyotes won the division championship for the 2011-2012 season, but haven’t had much success since. They did return to the playoffs in the 2019-2020 season, losing in the first round. The Coyotes are currently the oldest NHL franchise to have never made a Stanley Cup appearance – but this year could be different.
Odds Of The Arizona Coyotes Winning The 2022 Stanley Cup
You can bet on the future winner of the 2022 Stanley Cup right now at every online sportsbook in Arizona. You can also bet on division and conference winners. Here’s how the odds stack up for the Arizona Coyotes going into the 2021-22 Season at some of the state’s top online sportsbooks.
|Coyotes Futures Bet||BetMGM||DraftKings||FanDuel||Caesars Sportsbook|
|To Win Stanley Cup||+15000||+20000||+10000||+15000|
|To Win Conference||+6600||+10000||+4100||+8000|
|To Win Division||+15000||+30000||+10000||+15000|
These odds showcase why it can be so beneficial to join more than one online sports betting app. A bet on the Coyotes to win the Stanley Cup at FanDuel would pay out twice as much at DraftKings. In Fact, DraftKings offers the best Coyotes future market compared to all the other options, with Caesars Sportsbook coming in at a distant second best. Hockey bettors should take note, as it looks like DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona is setting itself up to be a top spot for NHL wagering.
However, FanDuel DFS (along with DraftKings DFS) are the best platforms for NHL daily fantasy sports, and you can use the same login and bankroll for both sports betting and DFS play.
Where Can You Bet On The Arizona Coyotes?
Sports bettors can bet via online sports betting apps on NHL games, including the Arizona Coyotes. However, the team is one of the few franchises to not announce an official sports betting partner yet. When they do, a retail sportsbook will likely open in Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. However, the Coyotes are on the prowl for a new home.
A few partnerships have already formed and more sportsbooks are expected to join. The Arizona sports betting bill allows for ten sportsbook licenses to local sports franchises and ten sportsbook licenses to local tribal casinos. We will update this page accordingly when the Coyotes announce a partnership.
The Arizona Coyotes may have not formed a partnership yet, but you can still bet on the Coyotes via any legally-licensed online sportsbook in the state. Here are some of the options:
- FanDuel – Offers new users a risk-free bet of up to $1,000.
- Caesars – Offers new users a risk-free bet up to $5,000.
- BetMGM – Offers new users a risk-free bet up to $1,000.
- DraftKings – New users can receive an exclusive $50 free bet with a $5 deposit using this link. You can also get a 20% deposit match up to $1,000.
- WynnBET – Offers new users a risk-free bet of up to $1,000.
- Unibet – Offers new users a risk-free bet of up to $500.
While BetMGM formed a partnership with Gila River Hotels and Casinos, that doesn’t necessarily apply to the Gila River Arena. The Coyotes are free to partner with a different sportsbook brand for online and in-person betting.
Retail sportsbooks are also part of the partnership deal between sportsbooks and local casinos and sports franchises.
For example, BetMGM is expected to open retail sportsbooks inside Gila River Hotels and Casinos throughout the Phoenix area.
FanDuel partnered with the Phoenix Suns and have opened a luxurious sportsbook lounge inside the Footprint Center. Bally Bet announced a partnership with the Phoenix Mercury to open a sportsbook near the Footprint Center.
Not far from the Phoenix Suns Arena, Caesars partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to open a sportsbook bar right next to Chase Field. Betting windows are currently available at Chase Field to place bets.
How To Bet On The Arizona Coyotes in Arizona
If you want to take a risk and wager on the Arizona Coyotes, it is easy to do so through a licensed sportsbook app in Arizona, like DraftKings.
- First, find the sportsbook app by searching for it in the Google Play Store or the App Store, then download it to your phone. Make sure it’s specific to Arizona if the sportsbook has state-specific platforms.
- Then, register with the sportsbook app by providing basic information and verifying your age and location. (All bets must be placed within Arizona state lines)
- Next, you can start to deposit funds using a debit card, online bank transfer, or e-wallet like PayPal. Credit card deposits usually count as cash advance transactions, which come with hefty fees.
- Once you have funds in your account, you can place your bet on the Arizona Coyotes. Just don’t forget to check the sportsbook for any bonus offers or promotions.
Types Of NHL Bets Available In Arizona
NHL Moneyline Bets
An NHL moneyline bet is wagering on which team will win. It’s that simple. The number of points a team wins by doesn’t matter, just that they come out ahead.
Usually, a moneyline bet on the NHL applies to overtime. But some sportsbooks will do a bet that only applies to regulation time, which is considered a 3-way bet (win, lose, or tie). This allows wagers on a tie game, and provides stronger odds on a win because it’s slightly less likely than a win that includes overtime.
NHL Puck Line Bets
The puck line is the NHL version of a points spread, much like the run line bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a puck line bet, the points matter. The favorite team has minus points while the underdog has plus points, which is why it’s often called a handicap bet in the UK. The favorite team must win by more than the puck line. The underdog must either win the game or lose by less than the puck line. Here’s an example from week 1 of the 2021-22 NHL Season:
- Chicago Blackhawks: +1.5 (-115)
- Colorado Avalanche: -1.5 (-105)
The Avalanche is the favorite, so they need to win by at least two points for the wager to win. The Blackhawks are the underdog, so they can either win by any number of points or lose by one point for the wager to win.
NHL Totals Betting
The sportsbook will guess a total score for a game, and the bettor has to guess if the combined total goals between the two teams will be over or under the sportsbook’s guess. For example, if the total is 5.5 goals and the game ends with a total of six goals, the over wins. If the teams score a combined five goals, the under wins.
If the total is a whole number, like 6 goals, then a “push” is possible. A push is when the bettor receives their wager back, and no win is paid out. If the game ends with the exact number of goals that the sportsbook lists, that results in a push.
NHL Prop Bets
Online sportsbooks in Arizona offer a wide range of prop bets for every NHL game. Prop bets are wagers that go beyond the standard moneyline, puck line, and total. Here are some prop bets you’ll often see offered by sports betting apps:
- In which period will the most goals be scored?
- Which team will be the first to score 3 goals?
- Will both teams score in the 1st period?
For a yes or no question, the odds will differ based on the likelihood of the bet. For example, a “yes” bet is usually worth more on the question, “Will both teams score in the 1st period?” than a “no” bet.
NHL Parlay Betting
An NHL parlay bet is multiple wagers combined into one. The more wagers you combine, the bigger the overall odds, maximizing your win potential. This is because all combined events (called “legs”) in a parlay have to win. If even just one leg loses, the parlay is lost.
At online sportsbooks in Arizona, you can parlay bets on multiple NHL games. Some, like BetMGM, will let you do single-game parlays, where you can combine puck line, totals, and prop bets on the same game into one wager.
Some online sportsbooks will also run parlay insurance offers for NHL bets. FanDuel will often have this offer, giving you your wager back up to $25 if one leg loses of a 5-leg parlay.
Live Betting On The NHL In Arizona
Live betting is wagering on an NHL game as it’s happening rather than before it starts. All online sportsbooks in Arizona will offer live betting on the NHL. However, live betting takes a good amount of computing power, so you’ll want to use the most reliable sports betting apps like DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, and FanDuel.
How To Bet On The Stanley Cup In Arizona
The Arizona Coyotes may have not made it to the Stanley Cups yet, but sports bettors in Arizona can still place bets on the Stanley Cup.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are when hockey sports betting starts to heat up. All four rounds, including the championship series, are the best out of seven games, giving you plenty of chances to make a wager.
With multiple sportsbooks coming to Arizona, you can bet on the Stanley Cup through one of the retail sportsbooks popping up across the state or through one of the legalized sportsbook apps.
Maybe Arizona Coyotes fans will get lucky and they will end up making the Stanley Cup in the next few years. Not only would that be awesome in general, bettors in Arizona can wager on their local team during the biggest series in ice hockey.
Arizona Coyotes Sports Betting FAQs
Yes. All legal sportsbooks in Arizona allow bets on the Arizona Coyotes. Every licensed online sports betting app and in-person retail sportsbook takes all types of bets on every NHL game.
Sports betting on hockey has gained popularity over recent years. However, the Arizona Coyotes have not been a promising team to wager on for sports bettors. The team opened the 2021-22 NHL Season with +10,000 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the 2022 Stanley Cup.
If BetMGM does move into Gila River Hotel and Casinos in the area, there is a casino not far from the Coyotes arena. If not, there is a retail sportsbooks in downtown Phoenix at the Footprint Center. You can also bet via mobile app at legal Arizona online sportsbooks.
No. The Arizona Coyotes currently do not have a partnership with a sportsbook.
Yes. FanDuel Sportsbook is legal in Arizona through a partnership with the Phoenix Suns.
Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook offers a wide variety of odds on the Arizona Coyotes as well as all NHL teams. Bets include moneyline, puck line, totals, prop bets, and parlays. DraftKings also offers a reliable live betting platform for NHL games.