The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes meet Monday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their six game winning streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 17 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 22 assists and Nazem Kadri has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 43 goals on 608 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 10 goals, Conor Garland has 16 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 29 goals on 345 shots.
The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 6-1 in Coyotes last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche are in one of those grooves where you shouldn’t be eager to step in front of them, and they’ve won three of the four meetings against the Coyotes this season. The Arizona Coyotes have had issues stringing together wins all season long and they don’t win much in the underdog role. The Avalanche have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Coyotes and four of those wins were decided by two or more goals. Give me the Avs and the PL for max betting value.