Colorado Avalanche (34-29-13) meet the Arizona Coyotes (37-33-7) on Friday evening at the Pepsi Center in a game between two teams battling it out for a Wild Card place from the Western Conference.
The Avalanche had a game on home-ice against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday evening, with their last result prior to that being a 2-1 OT loss at the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. That defeat ended a four-game winning streak.
The Avalanche are averaging 3.14 Goals per Game at present to leave them 10th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing exactly 3.00 Goals per Game (tied 16th overall). Nathan MacKinnon has provided 37 goals for the Avalanche in the campaign to date, while Mikko Rantanen has contributed 56 assists.
The Coyotes were last in action on Tuesday evening when they stemmed a run of five straight losses with a 1-0 win on home-ice against the Blackhawks.
The Coyotes have averaged just 2.55 Goals per Game to date (28th overall), but have allowed only 2.73 Goals per Game (8th overall). Alex Galchenyuk is the Coyotes leading scorer this season with a lowly 17 goals, while Clayton Keller has provided 32 assists.
There’s plenty at stake for both teams in this game, which makes bet predictions all the more difficult. Taking aside the last result of both teams, the Avalanche have the better form of late, the better stats and, with added bonus of home-ice advantage, they are the tips on the Money Line odds to take both points here.
Pick: Money Line – Colorado Avalanche