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Go With Avalanche To Tame Coyotes

Even though Colorado has fallen to third place in the Central Division after recent struggles, the Avalanche are listed as the favorite by the NHL betting lines against Arizona for the 20th game in a row.

Arizona looks to clinch the season series after winning two of the first three meetings when the Coyotes won a pair of games in overtime.

Go With Avalanche To Tame Coyotes
Go With Avalanche To Tame Coyotes

Since the last meeting between the Coyotes and the Avalanche, Colorado is 12-7-1 with a goal differential of +6 while Arizona has been outscored 69-48 while posting a 5-12-2 record

Looking at NHL futures odds, Colorado is tied with Edmonton at +800 in our odds to win the Stanley Cup, with the Coyotes well back at +25000 in the championship odds.

Coyotes vs Avalanche Game Information

1. Game: Coyotes (23-26-4) vs Avalanche (33-18-4)
2. Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. ET
3. Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
4. Coyotes vs Avalanche Live Stream: NHL.com

 

Colorado leads the NHL with 20 home wins. Only San Jose and Ottawa have fewer road wins than the eight recorded by the Coyotes. Colorado has won 11 of its last 12 games as the home favorite. Arizona has dropped seven consecutive games as the road underdog.

When looking at today’s best NHL bets, Colorado is priced at -260 to win outright with Arizona at +220 on the Moneyline.

The Coyotes and Avalanche will meet on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Ball Arena in Denver at 6 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on ESPN+, Altitude or Scripps.

Coyotes vs Avalanche Odds and Spreads


1. Colorado is 30-14-3 as a favorite this season.
2. Arizona is 12-28-3 as the underdog.
3. Colorado is 16-9 against the spread at home.
4. The total went over in 13 of Arizona’s last 19 games against Central Division teams.
5. The total went over in four of Colorado’s last six games played in February/
6. Seven of the last eight times that the Coyotes have been an underdog of +201 or greater, the game went over the total.
7. The total has landed over in each of Colorado’s last five games against teams with a losing record.
8. Arizona’s last five games played on a Sunday went over the total.

 

Coyotes vs Avalanche Over/Under Pick: Over 6½ (-110)

When analyzing the NHL over/under predictions, Arizona has allowed at least five goals in three of its last four games. Colorado has been held to three goals or less in five of its last six games.

There’s nothing quite like a visit from Arizona that could get the Avalanche out of its offensive doldrums.

The three games between the teams this season have had an average of seven combined goals scored and this game could head in that direction.

Coyotes vs Avalanche ATS Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1½ (-115)

The last time the teams met, Arizona held Colorado to 24 shots with 19 coming at even strength. Don’t expect that to happen in the rematch.

Colorado has outscored its opponents 29-19 in its last eight home games. During that stretch, Arizona is 2-5-2 on the road and has been outshot 35-25 in those games.

Look for the Avalanche to take command against the struggling toothless Coyotes.

Defenseman Troy Stecher, forward Liam O’Brien and goalie Connor Ingram are out for Arizona.

Colorado continues to play without Valeri Nichushkin while fellow forward Logan O’Connor is iffy to play.

Coyotes vs Avalanche Player Prop Pick: Bowen Byram 1+ Points (+150)

Byram is coming off a two-goal game in a loss to Tampa Bay. It was his second straight two-point game.

He had at least a point in each of the last two matchups against Arizona so go with Byram to continue that trend.

It is a pretty good option for NHL hockey bets today, go with Byram to pick up a point in this game as well.

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Coyotes vs Avalanche Prediction

Colorado Avalanche 5, Arizona Coyotes 2

 

 

Questions of the Day

How have the Coyotes fared in recent road games against the Colorado Avalanche?


Arizona has dropped seven of its last eight road games against the Avalanche. Three of those losses did come by one goal.

What is a good player prop option for the Arizona Coyotes?


Rookie Dylan Guenther leads the Coyotes with two goals in February. He is priced at +125 to have at least one point in this game.

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