Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes - 3/23/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Arizona Coyotes (13-13-5) vs Colorado Avalanche (19-8-2)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +165 / Colorado Avalanche -190 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and the Arizona Coyotes meet in NHL action from the Gila River Arena on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to add to a 5-1 win over Arizona in their last matchup. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avs in scoring with 36 points including a team-high 18 goals along with 18 assists while Nathan MacKinnon has 32 points with a team-high 23 assists. Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog each have 25 points with 15+ assists and Sam Girard has 22 points with 17 apples. Joonas Donskoi and Brandon Saad each have 10 goals on the year. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.3 goals on 35.2 shots per game with a 24% success rate on the power play while giving up 2.2 goals per game on 24.9 shots against per game with an 87.6% success rate on the PK this season.
The Arizona Coyotes will be out to get some revenge after their loss to Colorado on Monday. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 25 points including a team-high 16 assists along with 9 goals while Clayton Keller has 23 points with a team-high 10 goals and 13 assists. Jakob Chychrun has 21 points with 13 assists and Phil Kessel has 9 goals with 11 assists for his 20 points this season. As a team, Arizona is averaging 2.4 goals on 25.6 shots per game with an 18.3% success rate on the PP while giving up 2.9 goals on 31.3 shots against per game with an 83.8% success rate on the PK this season.
Colorado is 7-0 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 35-16 in their last 51 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games played on no rest. Arizona is 0-6 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 18-42 in their last 60 games played on no rest while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games played on no rest.
I get that it’s sometimes hard to beat the same team twice, especially in a back-to-back scenario like this one, but realistically, the Avalanche are just on another level compared to Arizona right now, and that level isn’t all that close. The Avs need to start picking up their play over the next little bit to keep themselves ahead of the game in the playoff race, so I’ll back the Avs to continue beating on the Coyotes with a win on the puck line here.