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NHL Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 2/18/2024

The Arizona Coyotes (23-26-4) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (33-18-4) on Sunday, February 18th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. Both the Coyotes and Avalanche will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

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The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Coyotes are 13th in the Western Conference and 7th in the Central Division. Overall, Arizona has a record of 23-26-4, and they have lost three straight games. On the road, the Coyotes have gone 8-14-4 this season.

When playing against other Western Conference teams, Arizona has gone 14-17 this season. As the underdog, the Coyotes have a record of 13-25-3, and they have lost three straight games when not favored. In their last ten games, Arizona has gone just 2-8.

Arizona enters the game with a puck line record of 27-26 this season, including going 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games. The Coyotes are 12-22 against the puck line as the underdog and have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line as the underdog.

So far this season, the Coyotes have 19 losses by multiple goals and 11 losses by just one goal. On the road, Arizona is 14-12 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential for the season sits at -.3 goals per game.

The Coyotes aim to bounce back following their 5-1 loss at home to the Hurricanes. Offensively, the Coyotes got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Against Carolina, Arizona’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 31 shots on goal overall.

Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 6 goals.

The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant with a record of 20-5-0. They have won four straight games at home and are favored in today’s game, something they have been in 46 of their 55 games this season. Overall, the Avalanche are 33-18-4 and sit in 4th place in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 4-6 and have lost four of their last five games.

Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 20-11 this season. When favored, Colorado has gone 30-12-4 this year. In their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 1-2, and against teams from the Pacific Division, they have gone 7-7 this season.

At home, the Avalanche have a puck line mark of 16-9 and an average scoring margin of +1.6 goals per game. So far, Colorado has 25 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by more than one goal. Overall, their puck line record is 26-29.

Against the Coyotes, the Avalanche have been the favorite in all but nine games this season. As the favorite, Colorado’s puck line record is 23-23, and they have an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Avs have a puck line mark of 7-3.

Following a 6-3 loss on the road to the Lightning, the Avalanche are eager to bounce back. In all three periods, the Avalanche’s offense found the net against the Lightning. Colorado’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 31 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Colorado entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 26th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 18th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the league.

This season, the Coyotes’ have an over/under record of 27-23-3. Throughout the season, they have played 27 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Avalanche Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Avalanche have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. The Colorado offense is ranked 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.

This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 33-20-2. Throughout the season, they have played 33 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7 per game.

Arizona Team Defense

Defensively, the Coyotes are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 2 shutouts.

Coyotes vs Avalanche Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Colorado has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • As the betting underdog, the Avalanche have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Colorado posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Coyotes have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

Coyotes vs Avalanche Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Avalanche is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -276, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Coyotes to cover. Even in the event of a Avalanche victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Coyotes should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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