The Arizona Coyotes (17-13-2) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (20-11-2) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
Currently, the Coyotes hold an overall record of 17-13-2 for the season. On the road, Arizona has a 6-8-2 record, while they are 11-5-0 at their home venue. Their current record places them 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. Looking at Arizona’s average scoring margin, it is +.3, which has led to a puck line record of 17-15. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +1.0, and on the road, it is -0.3.
The Coyotes most recently took on the Sharks and secured a win with a score of 5-2. On offense, the Coyotes were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net three times in the second period and ended with two goals in the third. Out of Arizona’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 30 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
Arizona secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Avalanche have an overall record of 20-11-2. On the road, Colorado holds a 7-7-2 mark, and they are 13-4-0 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Western Central division and 5th in the Western conference. Colorado comes in with 16 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 16-17.
In their most recent game, the Avalanche faced the Senators and came out victorious with a score of 6-4. In every single period, the Avalanche’s offense scored a goal against the Senators. Of Colorado’s six goals, four came while in power play. They ended the game with 39 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.
Colorado also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 10 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Coyotes are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. Coming into the game, the Coyotes have 7-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-9.
The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 18-13-1. Over the season, there have been 17 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6 goals per game.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.6 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 5th position in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 11-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-4 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Avalanche’s is 18-13-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 18 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Arizona Team Defense
Arizona defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.3 shots per game against Arizona. They alsso are 3rd in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.4 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Coyotes vs Avalanche Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Across the Avalanche last three home games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Avalanche have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Coyotes have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.
When it comes to a moneyline bet in this game, our analysis leans towards the Avalanche picking up the win. However, given the current odds of -216, I’d advise going with the puck line, as our predictions have the Avalanche coming out on top by more than one goal.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Avalanche to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Avalanche to win this one by multiple goals over the Coyotes.
For those assessing the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will stay below that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the under.
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