Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes - 11/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (4-7-0) at Colorado Avalanche (5-6-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -152 / Arizona Coyotes +121 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ+, ALT2
The Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche meet Tuesday in a NHL matchup at the Pepsi Center.
The Arizona Coyotes hope for some consistency after splitting their last six games. The Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 8.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with five goals, Brad Richardson has four assists and Radim Vrbata has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 27 goals on 252 shots faced and Justin Peters has allowed seven goals on 70 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in nine of their 11 games this season.
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The Colorado Avalanche could use a feel good win after losing five of their last seven games. The Avalanche are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with six goals, Gabriel Landeskog has three assists and Joe Colborne has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 28 goals on 236 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has allowed five goals on 92 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed four or more goals in four of their last seven games.
The Coyotes are 16-45 in their last 61 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The Avalanche are 0-9 in their last 9 Tuesday games and 2-7 in their last 9 home games. The Coyotes are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Colorado.
The Colorado Avalanche haven't shown much promise recently during their losing stretch, but they've been more consistent and are a better team than the young Arizona Coyotes, who have also had their fare share of struggles this season. The price is a little steep here, but the Avalanche should be able to get the job done on their home ice.