Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Preview

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, and the Colorado Avalanche will do battle against Clayton Keller, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena for a Western Conference showdown. The first puck will drop at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, and fans at home can catch the game live on Fox Arizona Plus.

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes Odds

This matchup’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by bookmakers yet.

Colorado is 11-10 straight up (SU) and has earned 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. 11 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and none have pushed. As an away team this season, the Avs are 7-6 SU.

Colorado comes into the match up with the first-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s converted on 32.9 percent of its extra-man advantages this season. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it has successfully killed off 80.5 percent of its penalties..

Boasting a .925 save percentage and 29.1 saves per game, Semyon Varlamov (7-7-2) has been the best option in goal for Colorado this year. If it decides to rest him, however, head coach Jared Bednar may roll with Philipp Grubauer (4-3-2), who has a .896 save percentage and 3.36 goals against average this year.

Over on the other bench, Arizona is 9-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 20 regular season matches, 12 of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 5-5 SU at home this year.

The Coyotes have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s ranked 25th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked first overall, and it’s successfully killed off 91.9 percent of all penalties.

Darcy Kuemper has stopped 28.1 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Coyotes. Kuemper has four wins, seven losses, and two OT losses to his name and has recorded a mediocre 2.71 goals against average and a .914 save percentage this season.

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes Free Picks

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone under in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
  • Colorado skaters notched 20.4 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes posted 24.4 hits per contest.