The Colorado Avalanche look to welcome the Arizona Coyotes to the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, as they get set for an important West Division matchup. The Avs are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games and haven’t registered a loss in regulation since March 8. The Coyotes are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and are on a three-game win streak.
This will be the first game of the season where fans will be in attendance.
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The Lines (subject to change)
- Avs are -278 on the Moneyline, the Coyotes are +230
- The over/under is set at 5.5 goals
- The puck line is -1.5 (-115) for the Avs and +1.5 (-105) for the Coyotes
- The Avs are 16-18 on the PL this year, the Coyotes are 17-18
- Coyotes are 1-5 in their last six vs. a team with a winning record
- Avs are 8-1 in their last nine games as a home favorite
- Under is 5-0 in Coyotes last five games as a road underdog
- Over is 7-1 in Avs last eight games as a favorite
- Coyotes are 1-7 in the last eight meetings in Colorado
The Action to Watch
Fortunately for these teams, we have a large enough sample size from this year. The Avs and Coyotes have played three, two-game series this year for a total of six matchups. The Avs have won four of those six games, outscoring the Coyotes 22-14 through the six games, the applied averages mean the Avs average 3.66 goals against the Coyotes while the Coyotes average 2.33 goals against the Avs. Not enough for a puck line of 1.5 for the Avs but enough for the Yotes. Coyotes PL. -105
With pending news of a (possible) goalie change although this is complete speculation, the over/under is just something I’m going to have to shy away from until official news trickles out. Instead, I like the look of the first-period scoring. Out of the six games, only once has the first period gone scoreless, which happened to be the very first these teams met this year back in February. Over 1.5 goal in the first period -129
Nathan MacKinnon hasn’t scored a goal since these last two teams met. He’s been oddly silent this year in the realm of scoring, only having 10 goals through his 30 games played this year. It’s times like these I remind myself he has 114 SOG through those 30 games and play the percentages there (3.8 SOG a game). MacKinnon goal +100 AND MacKinnon Over 3.5 SOG -162
Brandon Saad is a name that more or less seems to vanish from thin air for this Avs team. He’s a guy who has played in the league in some amazing seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks where he resister 50+ points. There might be some value here as a pick seems overdue. And I need a pick that’s plus money, so it’s a win-win. Saad goal +260
Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. MT as the Avs and Coyotes are set to meet for the seventh time this year in what’s sure to be another exciting game within the Mile High City.