The Colorado Avalanche continue their homestand tonight as the Arizona Coyotes skate into town.
Let’s take a look at this Western Division clash from a betting perspective in our Coyotes vs. Avalanche betting preview with odds, picks and predictions.
Coyotes vs. Avalanche Betting Pick
The Avalanche picked up a 5-2 win over the Ducks on Monday night in a game that saw Anaheim send a parade of players through the penalty box for much of the latter half of the contest, hurting any chances of keeping things close with a red-hot Avalanche offense.
Colorado has now earned points in 14 of its last 15 games heading into tonight’s showdown with Arizona. The Coyotes come into this game with three days rest after a 4-0 win over the Sharks thanks to forward Phil Kessel picking up a hat trick and goalie Adin Hill recording his first career shutout. He made 34 saves in the process.
The Coyotes have won four of their last five games overall, but have struggled on the road as of late, with a 2-3-2 record over their last seven contests away from Glendale.
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Coyotes vs. Avalanche Odds
Here are the lines for Coyotes vs. Avalanche at DraftKings Sportsbook:
Spread: Avalanche (-1.5 -118); Coyotes (+1.5 -103)
Moneyline: Avalanche (-286); Coyotes (+235)
Over/Under: Over 5.5 (-115)/Under 5.5 (-106)
Bets We Like With a Coyotes Win
Clayton Keller OVER 0.5 Goals (+320, FanDuel)
Leading the Coyotes with 11 goals, forward Clayton Keller has been on a hot run lately, recording at least one point in five of his last six games. Despite only having one goal and nine assists in 14 career games against Colorado, the 22-year-old speedster has been one of the most consistent scoring threats all year, and is a good play at this price to make it happen tonight.
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Bets We Like With an Avalanche Win
Avalanche Team Total OVER 3.5 Goals (-127, DraftKings)
Colorado’s offense has continued its scorching-hot run. The unit has scored 46 goals in its last 10 games combined. This prop has cashed in eight of its last nine contests, and even at a moderate favored price, we’ll continue to back this trend tonight against an Arizona squad that is still riding with a pair of unproven goaltenders.
Bets We Like Independent of Outcome
Third Period OVER 2 Goals (-104, DraftKings)
Most people are aware of the trends of betting totals in the first period, but you can also wager on the second and third period numbers pre-game, and find some good value with those options. That’s the case in tonight’s showdown.
Arizona has played 8 of its last 10 games with at least goals scored in the third period games, while Colorado is 6-4 to the over as well. This is a great price to back with this prop, especially given the fact that if a team is trailing late, they will pull its goalie for an extra attacker, giving us a great chance to cash with an empty net goal.
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Coyotes vs. Avalanche Prediction
Arizona pulled off the big comeback win over Colorado in the last meeting, but that was due in part to the horrid goaltending of backup Jonas Johansson to start the game. I expect to see Grubauer in net for the Avs, which should lead them to another victory here. Colorado wins this game tonight by a 5-2 final.
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