Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Coyotes versus the Avalanche? The puck drops at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Avalanche are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Coyotes.

ARIZONA COYOTES VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 18th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • Our projections indicate that the Avalanche should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Avalanche on the moneyline
  • The Avalanche should also cover at -1.5

Can Arizona Secure a Road Victory?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Coyotes are 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 23-26-4. In their last ten games, Arizona has gone just 2-8 and has lost three straight games. On the road this season, the Coyotes are 8-14-4.

When playing other teams in the Western Conference, Arizona has gone 14-17 this season. As the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 13-25-3 this year and have lost three straight games in that role. On the road, Arizona has gone 8-14-4.

Arizona comes in with a puck line record of 27-26 on the season and their average scoring margin sits at -.3 goals per game. Their puck line record as the underdog is 22-19, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line.

So far, the Coyotes have gone 11-19 vs. the puck line in games decided by more than one goal. On the road, their puck line record is 14-12, and their average scoring margin is -.5 goals per game.

For the season, Arizona’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.2. Overall, the Coyotes have an over/under record of 27-23-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Arizona has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. Arizona’s offense comes into the game ranked 18th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the NHL.

Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Clayton Keller. So far this season, he has 21 goals, placing him 40th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 28 assists this season.

The Avalanche defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Colorado, goalie Karel Vejmelka has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 6-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.66%.

Will the Avalanche Live Up to Expectations at Home?

At home this season, Colorado has been dominant, going 20-5-0, and they have won four straight games at home. In the Central Division, the Avalanche are in third place with a record of 33-18-4. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in fourth place. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche are 4-6, and they have lost four straight games as the underdog.

Overall, Colorado has gone 30-12-4 when favored, and they have been favored in 46 of their 55 games this season. In the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 20-11, and they have gone 7-7 in the Central Division. Over their last five games, Colorado is just 1-4, and they have lost two of their last three games.

On the season, the Avalanche have gone 26-29 against the puck line, including a mark of 16-9 at home. In their games as the favorite, Colorado has gone 23-23 against the puck line.

So far, the Avalanche have 25 wins by multiple goals compared to just 8 wins by a single goal. In their last 10 home games, the team has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

On average, Colorado’s games have finished with 7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 33-20-2.

Across the Coyotes last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.

Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. Looking at how the Avalanche’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 2nd in power play goals and 8th in shorthanded goals.

Colorado’s leading goal scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far this season, he has 32 goals, placing him 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 57 assists so far.

The Avalanche defense is currently 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 44 starts this season. His record at this point is 28-13, and his save percentage is 0.981%.