The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes face off once again for the second two-game series meeting this season. The Avs swept the Coyotes last time these two teams met, outscoring them 9-4 in the two games played down in Glendale, Ariz.
The Avs are most recently coming off of an overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in a game that saw the Avs score four unanswered goals after going down 2-0; to eventually blow the two-goal lead in the third period and lose in overtime. The Avs continue to struggle to find a reliable backup goaltender in the absence of Philipp Gruabauer, as Hunter Miska let in those 5 goals on 27 shots and had a save percentage of .815.
Since the Coyotes last met the Avs on Feb. 27, they’ve gone 2-1 in the three games they’ve played and most recently are coming off of a 5-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild.
Denver Sports Betting previews tonight’s matchup from a betting perspective.
The Lines (subject to change)
- Avs are -186 on the Moneyline, Coyotes are +155
- The over/under is 5.5 goals
- The puck line is +1.5 (-165) for the Coyotes and -1.5 (+138) for the Avs
- Action Network has 61% of the public bets on the Avs
- Over is 6-1 in Coyotes last seven games as a road underdog
- Over is 5-1 in Coyotes last six Monday games
- Over is 9-1 in Avalanche last 10 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game
- Coyotes are 10-25 in their last 35 games following a win
- Avs are 4-0 in their last four after allowing five goals or more in their previous game
- Coyotes are 0-6 in the last six meetings in Colorado
The Action to Watch
The Avs continue to struggle with consistency, still not being able to win three games in a row so far this season. They are also a team that is 4-0 in their last four after allowing five goals or more in the previous game. They have Grubauer back and the Coyotes are 0-6 in the last six they’ve played in Colorado. Avs 60-min line -120
The 3-way Moneyline play
This Avs team responds to losses well, and the Coyotes are starting to play good hockey. Today is a good day to break down the Avs and their performance via the periods they play. The last two games the Avs played they’ve lost the first period going down a goal in both matches. In the last two games the Coyotes have played they’ve also lost the first period badly. 1st period Tie +148
This is a game that the Avs will have their starting goaltender back and might be looking to get MacKinnon back shortly (no official word). They’ve got a team in the Coyotes that they seem to find success against. The rest of this game should be all Avs. 2nd period Avs +120
The Avs have outshot their opponents in their last five losses they’ve had. A massive reason why is their third period play. The shots are there and the goals will come, this is all Avs. 3rd period Avs +108
The per-period 3-way play is a fun look for Avs fans looking to ride some great action. If you’re looking for something more sure-fire: Rantanen goal +143 and Landeskog 1+ point -177
Puck drop is 8 p.m. MT tonight here in Denver as the Avs look to continue their dominance against the Coyotes.