Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes - NHL Prediction

NHL Colorado vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction 12/27/2023

The Colorado Avalanche (21-11-2) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (17-14-2) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe. The Avalanche are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes

The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

Through 34 games, the Avalanche have achieved an overall record of 21-11-2. When on the road, Colorado holds a 7-7-2 record, while they are 14-4-0 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 2nd in the Western Central division and 4th in the Western conference. Colorado’s average scoring margin this season is +.6 leading to an overall puck line record of 17-17. Their scoring margin at home is +1.6 and -0.5 on the road.

The Avalanche most recently faced the Coyotes at home and achieved a 4-1 win. Offensively, the Avalanche registered one goal during the first period and three times in the second period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 26 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.

Colorado also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Coyotes have an overall record of 17-14-2. On the road, Arizona holds a 6-9-2 mark, and they are 11-5-0 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 8th in the Western conference. This season, Arizona’s average scoring margin is +.2, which has their puck line record at 17-16. Their average home scoring margin is +1.0, and in road games, it stands at -0.5.

Following a 4-1 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Coyotes are eager to bounce back. In the first and second periods, the Coyotes didn’t score a goal, but they managed to break the drought with one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 25 shots on goal and had 2 giveaways.

As the underdog, Arizona suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 2nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 3rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 9th in the league.

For the season, the over/under record of the Avalanche’s stands at 18-14-2. They have had 18 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. The Arizona offense is ranked 10th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 27th in the NHL.

The Coyotes come in with an over/under record of 18-14-1. 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 Team Defense

Colorado defense takes on the Coyotes ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. They alsso are 22nd in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Arizona Team Defense

Arizona defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Arizona. They alsso are 3rd in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Coyotes Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Avalanche offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Colorado posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • Across the Coyotes last five home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • Arizona has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
  • The Avalanche have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Avalanche vs Coyotes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Coyotes to take down the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline currently at +135, I’m placing my bet on the Coyotes straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Coyotes winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Coyotes straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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