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(8-23-3) Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche (22-8-3)
Date: Thursday, January 13
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Pepsi Center, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Arizona OFF Avalanche OFF (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Arizona OFF Avalanche OFF
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes come into this road contest with an overall record of 8-23-3. Through 34 games the Coyotes are 8th in the Central Division.
On the season, they have found the net 74 times, good for a rank of 30th among NHL teams.
Heading into the game, Arizona is the 31st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.71 goals per game.
So far, the Coyotes have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 32nd ranked team in the NHL.
Through 34 games, the Arizona Coyotes’ goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller with 26 points. He has reached his mark of 12 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.2%.
So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Shayne Gostisbehere who has 17 assists to go along with his 6 goals. However, when on the ice the Coyotes are –10.0 in scoring differential.
Arizona’s top goalie is Scott Wedgewood who is giving up an average of 3.36 goals per game.
In his 14 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.333 percent of the time.
The Colorado Avalanche gets set to host the Arizona Coyotes with an overall record of 22-8-3. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division.
Through 33 games, the Avalanche have scored 143 goals, giving them an average of 4.3. This output gives them a rank of 1st among NHL teams.
On defense, they are the 18th ranked unit, giving up 3.3 goals per contest.
So far, they have played the 13th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.
Through 33 games, Colorado’s leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 16 goals and 24 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 40.
On the season he is turning 16.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri who is the team’s overall leader in points. In his team’s 33 games, he has come up with 13 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.1%.
While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.
Colorado’s top goalie is Darcy Kuemper who is giving up an average of 2.86 goals per game. In his 24 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 50% percent of the time
NHL Betting Trends:
- Coyotes are 49-107 in their last 156 vs. Central.
- Coyotes are 17-39 in their last 56 games following a win.Carolina is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
- Avalanche are 41-11 in their last 52 games as a home favorite.
Free Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction
In Colorado’s 33 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 21-11.
So far, the Avalanche have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 14 of their 17 games at Pepsi Center. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per game scoring differential 1.03
However, team team’s scoring differential turns negative, at -0.12. Heading into their game with the the Coyotes, the Avalanche have a 4-1 record over their past five contests.
In these games, they have scored 24 goals, accounting for 60.0% of the overall scoring.
Over this stretch, the team has managed to play above .500 hockey, despite scoring more than their average of 3.3 goals per game, just 2 times.
In Colorado’s 33 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 23-6-4. So far, taking the over when the Avalanche are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 11-3-3.
On the season 82.0% of Colorado’s games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Avalanche.
Look for Colorado to pick up a win and for this game to go over the over-under goal line.
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