Arizona Shows Improvement
Looking at the past NHL lines shows that the Arizona Coyotes have lost three straight games but are actually in a productive stretch of games.
The Coyotes are 6-2-2 over the past 10 games and have been making life difficult on opponents, including taking the powerful Edmonton Oilers to overtime earlier this week.
It will be interesting to see if Arizona can keep this up against other Western Conference playoff contenders.
The Colorado Avalanche took a few months to recover from the hangover of winning the Stanley Cup last season to find their footing this season.
The Avalanche have figured things out and are comfortably in a position to defend their title. Continuing to add points to try and improve their seeding will help Colorado down the stretch.
Colorado Leaning in Defense To Win Games
People making NHL picks will see that the Colorado Avalanche have leaned on its defense to win games this season.
The Avalanche allows opponents to score 2.73 goals per game and 33 shots per game on the net. Colorado goaltender Alexandar Georgiev is fifth in the NHL in save percentage at .920.
Georgiev has also recorded five shutouts, which is tied for first in the league. Over the past ten games, Colorado has seen the under go 5-4-1. People betting sports online will also see that Colorado is 8-2 over its past ten games.
The Avalanche may not be able to climb into first place in the division, but its recent run of form should keep them away from the Wild Card spots.
Arizona Not Thinking About Lottery
The Coyotes will likely end up in the NHL Draft lottery, but Arizona’s front office has been pleased with the recent effort from the Coyotes.
Before the recent three-game losing streak, which included an overtime loss to Edmonton two games ago, Arizona had won four consecutive games.
NHL news shows Arizona’s major struggle this season has been on offense. The Coyotes only average 2.45 goals per game and generate 25.6 shots per game on net.
Recently though, Arizona has shown better scoring form. In five of the Coyotes’ past seven games, Arizona has scored 3 or more goals.
Avalanche vs Coyotes Game Injuries
Avalanche vs Coyotes Head-to-Head
Scores and odds show that Colorado has won two of the three meetings between the two teams this season.
The Avalanche have taken down Arizona twice in March, collecting 3-1 and 3-2 victories. The Coyotes beat Colorado 6-3 in the first meeting between the teams back in January.
Avalanche vs Coyotes Game Information
- Game: Avalanche (42-23-6) vs Coyotes (27-34-12)
- Location: Mullett Arena
- Day/Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET
- Avalanche vs Coyotes Live Stream: NHL.TV
Avalanche vs Coyotes Betting Lines
Avalanche vs Coyotes Picks & Prediction
NHL conference odds show the Avalanche are a team many people still expect to contend for a Stanley Cup.
With Colorado’s slow start long behind it, the Avalanche are firmly focused and confident about the task ahead. Arizona has taken a bit of a spill recently after springing to life.
Arizona will have a hard time keeping up with Colorado and will lose in a game that will see the score go over the total.