Colorado Avalanche (7-9-5) at Arizona Coyotes (9-11-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 25, 2014, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -114 / Colorado Avalanche +103 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes play Tuesday night at the Gila River Arena.
The Colorado Avalanche have won three of their last four games and are trying to climb out of the bottom of the Central division. While the Avalanche are averaging 2.4 goals per game, they’ve produced 13 goals in their last four games. The Colorado Avalanche haven’t produced a power play goal in their last three games but they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring three or more goals. Alex Tanguay leads Colorado with seven goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 11 assists and Matt Duchene has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Avalanche are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 38 goals on 462 shots faced.
The Arizona Coyotes have split their last six games and are trying to survive in the Pacific division. The Coyotes offense continues to struggle, producing 2.4 goals per game on the season and seven goals in their last four games. However, the Arizona Coyotes have scored a power play goal in five of their last seven games and have won three straight when scoring at least two goals. Shane Doan and Mikkel Boedker have combined for 14 goals, Keith Yandle has 12 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three of their last four games. Mike Smith has allowed 51 goals on 477 shots faced.
The Avalanche are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and 7-16 in their last 23 overall. The Coyotes are 5-21 in their last 26 vs. Central and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Avalanche are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Arizona and 5-11 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Coyotes have owned the Avalanche over the years and are at home. Taking Arizona here seems to be the play.