Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes - 8/17/20 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes - 8/17/20 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (46-21-9) at Arizona Coyotes (37-32-8)

NHL Hockey: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm (Rogers Place)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes +160 / Colorado Avalanche -185 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in game four of the NHL West First Round at the Rogers Place.  

The Arizona Coyotes need another victory here to even up the series at 2-2. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.86 goals per game and are scoring on 9.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with three goals, Taylor Hall has four assists and Phil Kessel has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.71 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 19 goals on 282 shots faced.

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The Colorado Avalanche have a chance to all but put this series to bed with a victory and a 3-1 lead. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.83 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Andre Burakovsky leads Colorado with three goals, Nathan MacKinnon has five assists and Nazem Kadri has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 1.83 goals per game and are killing 89.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed seven goals on 104 shots faced and Pavel Francouz has allowed two goals on 48 shots.

The Avalanche are 6-2 in their last 8 playoff games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The Coyotes are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games, 46-96 in their last 142 vs. Central and 3-9 in their last 12 games following a win. The under is 19-7 in Avalanche last 26 overall. The under is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 Monday games. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Arizona Coyotes saved their season with a game three victory, but they're not out of the woods yet and they've had issues stringing wins together all season long. The Colorado Avalanche also have to positive about the game three loss, as they out shot the Coyotes in that game, 51-23. If those sort of numbers continue, the Avs are going to be on the winning side more times than not. The trust factor still isn't there for me when it comes to the Coyotes. I'll lay the juice with the Avalanche, as they take a stranglehold on this series with a 3-1 lead.

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