Arizona Coyotes (16-14-5) at Colorado Avalanche (22-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -255 / Arizona Coyotes +226 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Phil Kessel leads Arizona with 14 goals, Clayton Keller has 17 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 33 goals on 379 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 20 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 28 assists and Nazem Kadri has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 87.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 50 goals on 701 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.
The Coyotes are 9-24 in their last 33 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Avalanche are 41-16 in their last 57 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win. The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 overall. The over is 7-1 in Avalanche last 8 overall. The Coyotes are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Colorado and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche are not a team you should be eager to bet against, as they've been one of the more consistent teams in the league this season, they've won eight of their last nine at home and they've won four of the six meetings against the Coyotes this season. With that said, the Coyotes have quietly won four of their last five games and they beat the Avalanche last week in overtime. The Coyotes are a team that usually falls apart right when I'm ready to buy into their success, but we're getting massive plus money with a team fresh off a strong week. I'll take my chances.