Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes

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In a West Division battle, the Colorado Avalanche will go on the road and take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Colorado has a record of 20-8-2. Arizona has a record of 13-14-5. These two teams have faced each other five times this season with the Avalanche winning four out of five games.

Avalanche on Seven Game Winning Streak

The Avalanche are on a seven-game winning streak. Their last game was a 5-1 victory against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. Joonas Donskoi scored two goals. Nazek Kadri, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, and Mikko Rantanen each scored a goal. Philipp Grubauer was sharp in net, stopping 24 out of 25 shots faced.

Offense has been on fire for the Avs lately. They have scored four goals or more in each of the last five games. The team ranks third in goals per game, first in shots per game, 16th in shooting %, and second in scoring efficiency ratio. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 36 points on the season. He is tied for third in the league with 18 goals. Nathan MacKinnon is second on the team with 32 points. He has registered at least one point in nine out of his last 10 games.

Defense and goaltending have been excellent for the Avalanche this season. They have given up one goal or less in six out of the last seven games. The team ranks second in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and eighth in opponent shooting % and save %. Philipp Grubauer has a 19-7-0 record with a 1.71 GAA and a .930 SV%. He is third in GAA, tied for fifth in SV%, and first in shutouts among goalies in the NHL.

Coyotes Cold Recently

The Coyotes are cold recently, losing six out of their last seven games. Their last game was a 5-1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored Arizona’s lone goal. Antti Raanta stopped 30 out of 34 shots faced.

Offense is a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 25th in scoring efficiency ratio. Conor Garland leads the team with 25 points. Jakob Chychrun is fourth in goals among defensemen.

Goaltending has been shaky recently for the Yotes with Darcy Kuemper missing the last seven games due to injury. Kuemper has been solid between the pipes this season. He has a record of 7-7-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .914 SV%. The Yotes have given up three goals or more in five out of their last six games. The team ranks 18th in goals against per game, opponent shooting % and save %, and 25th in shots against per game.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Goals per game, goals against per game, shots per game, shots against per game, opponent shooting %, scoring efficiency ratio, and save % all favor the Avalanche in this contest. Arizona struggles to put the puck in the net. They have scored two goals or less in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 25th in scoring efficiency ratio. Colorado has been very good at stopping pucks from going in the net. They have given up one goal or less in six out of the last seven games. The team ranks second in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and eighth in opponent shooting % and save %. Colorado is the better team and will win this game.

Prediction:
Colorado Avalanche (-1.5)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Arizona struggles to score. They have scored two goals or less in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks 27th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 20th in shooting %, and 25th in scoring efficiency ratio. Defense and goaltending have been excellent for the Avalanche. They have given up one goal or less in six out of the last seven games. The team ranks second in goals against per game, first in shots against per game, and eighth in opponent shooting % and save %. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5