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Arizona Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche 12/27/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado Avalanche (19-11-2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (11-16-5)
December 27, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +215 / Colorado Avalanche -278; Over/Under: +6
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The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Mullett Arena. The Colorado Avalanche have won 6 of their last 7 games. The Arizona Coyotes have split their last 8 games.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 23 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 26 assists and Cale Maker has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 55 goals on 732 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 25 goals on 286 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with 13 goals, Matias Maccelli has 19 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 69 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 74 goals on 819 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 36 goals on 288 shots.

The Avalanche are 35-16 in their last 51 road games and 87-37 in their last 124 overall. The Coyotes are 16-38 in their last 54 home games and 16-38 in their last 54 overall. The under is 21-6-1 in Avalanche last 28 overall. The over is 6-2 in Coyotes last 8 overall. The Avalanche are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 38-18 in the last 56 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche are looking more and more like a team that’s found its footing and ready to make that push. The Avs have also been one of the best road teams in the league dating back to last season. The Arizona Coyotes just don’t beat good teams, and playing at home hasn’t helped all that much. The Avs are simply finding their stride. Give me the road team and the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

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