Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/12/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/12/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (19-18-5) at Colorado Avalanche (28-9-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -300 / Arizona Coyotes +250 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Monday night.

The Arizona Coyotes will look to rebound from a 1-0 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in their last matchup. Phil Kessel leads the Coyotes in scoring with 32 points including a team-high 15 goals along with 17 assists while Conor Garland has 31 points with a team-high 21 assists and Clayton Keller has 30 points with 12 goals and 18 apples. Jakob Chychrun has 29 points with 18 assists while Nick Schmaltz and Christian Dvorak also have double-digit goal and assist numbers as well this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.7 goals on 26.5 shots with a 19.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.1 goals per game on 31.5 shots against with an 82% success rate on the PK this season.

The Colorado Avalanche will look to keep the momentum going after a 4-1 win over Anaheim in their last matchup. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avs in scoring with 50 points including at eam-high 34 assists while Mikko Rantanen has 48 points with a team-high 23 goals and 25 assists. Gabriel Landeskog has 40 points with 16 goals and 24 assists while Sam Girard and Cale Makar each have 20+ assists in defense and Nazem Kadri, Joonas Donskoi and Andre Burakovsky all have double-digit goal and assist marks up front. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.6 goals on 35.3 shots with a 23.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.4 goals on 25.2 shots with an 83.7% success rate on the PK this season.

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Arizona is 12-27 in their last 39 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games on no rest. Colorado is 17-5 in their last 22 home games and 39-15 in their last 54 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games on no rest. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case that can be made for both sides here as Colorado’s fantastic this season, especially at home, but Arizona’s also pretty good playing on no rest. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. The last two meetings alone have combined for 21 goals and while I’m not sure we get that high here, seeing at least 7 wouldn’t surprise me. I’ll take the over here.

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