Arizona Coyotes (8-23-3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (22-8-3)
January 14, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -510 / Arizona Coyotes +380; Over/Under: +6
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The Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games.
The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 12 goals, Phil Kessel has 18 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 15 goals on 58 shots faced, and Karel Vejmelka has given up 56 goals on 620 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 16 goals, Nazem Kadri has 35 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 72.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 64 goals on 676 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 24 goals on 200 shots.
The Coyotes are 19-45 in their last 64 road games and 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The Avalanche are 41-11 in their last 52 home games and 54-22 in their last 76 overall. The under is 10-3 in Coyotes last 13 road games. The over is 33-15-3 in Avalanche last 51 overall. The Coyotes are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes are piling up the losses left and right, and they’ve played their worst hockey by far on the road. The Coyotes are fade material until further notice, and it’s been like that pretty much all year. The Colorado Avalanche have been one of the top teams in the league all season, and they’re a nightmare on their home ice. The only pick here is to side with the Avs, and I’d lay two or more goals if possible to shave down the expensive ML price.