Avalanche Looking to Roll Over Coyotes
The NHL didn’t try to compete with the NBA or NFL on Christmas Day, and they allowed every team to rest up for the second half. On Tuesday night, it will be the Arizona Coyotes hosting the Colorado Avalanche for a Central Division matchup.
Colorado got off to a slow start but has found a way to bounce back in a hurry. The Avalanche are now 19-11-2 and starting to climb up the standings.
Arizona has actually been better than expected in 2022-23, but the Coyotes are still just 11-16-5. The Coyotes did win their most recent game in an impressive showing against the Los Angeles Kings.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Avalanche as the heavy moneyline favorites over the Arizona Coyotes.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports and NHL lines for Avalanche vs Coyotes. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Offense Still M.I.A. for Avalanche
There has been plenty of frustration felt in Colorado this season, but the Avalanche came into this short break having won four straight games. After their most recent win, head coach Jared Bednar said, “I liked the second half of the game a lot.”
The Avalanche are scoring just 2.91 goals per game and it’s almost impossible to believe based on the talent that is on this roster. Nathan MacKinnon leads the team with 26 assists, but he and many other players just aren’t finding the back of the net enough.
Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev has had a big season, going 15-6-2 in the blue paint. Colorado is winning games with its defense, but this team wants to score goals.
Coyotes Can’t Get Stops
Arizona has actually been a solid offensive team for much of the season, but defense and goaltending have let team down. The Coyotes are allowing nearly 3.6 goals per game and that’s just not good enough to get it done.
Arizona has killed off just 75 percent of its penalties and is scoring on the power play just 19 percent of the time. Special teams’ play will be a big key for the Coyotes if they want to stay with the Avalanche in this game.
Clayton Keller leads the way with 12 goals and 19 assists, but he is going to need some help on the offensive end of the ice. Arizona has been better than expected but will still struggle to keep up with great teams like the Avalanche.
Avalanche vs Coyotes Game Injuries
Avalanche vs Coyotes Head-to-Head
This is the first of four meetings between the Avalanche and Coyotes. Colorado has dominated the overall head-to-head matchup, but Arizona has beaten Colorado two straight times.
Avalanche vs Coyotes Game Information
- Game: Avalanche (19-11-2) vs Coyotes (11-16-5)
- Location: Mullett Arena, Tempe, AZ
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 27th, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Avalanche vs Coyotes Live Stream: NHL.TV
Avalanche vs Coyotes Betting Lines
Avalanche vs Coyotes Picks & Prediction
There are times when NHL betting online is more than just looking at overall records in a matchup, but that’s a great place to start in this game.
Colorado is starting to look like a team that can win a Stanley Cup again, and has so many weapons on the offensive end of the ice. Look for the Avalanche to pull away in the third period as they roll to a big win.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and not only take the Colorado Avalanche moneyline but take the visitors to win this game by at least two goals (+115).
The Colorado Avalanche are listed at -235 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Avalanche, you have a chance to win $43. The Arizona Coyotes are +195, offering a chance to win $195.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Avalanche a 70.15% chance to win, with the Coyotes at 33.90%.