Coyotes vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks 2/18/24

Colorado Avalanche (33-18-4) vs Arizona Coyotes (23-26-4)

Game Info: Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -245 / Arizona Coyotes +198 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes will play the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Arizona has lost eight games in a row, while Colorado has lost five of their last six. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Coyotes vs Avalanche prediction.

Coyotes Preview

The Arizona Coyotes are 23-26-4 this year after they lost to Carolina by a score of 5-1 in their last game. Arizona cut the deficit to 2-1 in the first period, but couldn’t find any more offense in the loss. The Coyotes out shot Carolina by a total of 31-30 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Arizona has lost eight games in a row and they have scored two goals or fewer in five of them. The Coyotes are scoring 2.87 goals per game and they are allowing 3.17 goals against per game, while going 21.3% on the power play and 79.1% on the penalty kill. Clayton Keller has led Arizona with 21 goals, 28 assists, and 156 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Arizona is Karel Vejmelka, who is 6-13-2 this year with a 3.48 goals against average and a .896 save percentage. 

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Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are 33-18-4 this season after they lost to Tampa Bay by a score of 6-3 in their last game. Colorado tied the game at two in the second period and took the lead in the third, but allowed the last four goals in the game for the loss. The Avalanche were out shot by a total of 39-31 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. Colorado defeated Washington by a score of 6-3 in the game prior to Tampa Bay, but lost to Florida, Carolina, New Jersey, and the Rangers before that. The Avalanche are scoring 3.69 goals per game and they are allowing 3.22 goals against per game, while going 24.3% on the power play and 81.5% on the penalty kill. Nathan MacKinnon has led Colorado with 32 goals, 57 assists, and 250 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Colorado is Alexandar Georgiev, who is 28-13-3 this year with a 2.94 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. 

Coyotes vs Avalanche Betting Prediction

Both of these teams come into this matchup struggling, but Colorado is the much better team. The Avalanche are at home, where they are 20-5-0 this season, while Arizona is 8-14-4 on the road. The Coyotes goal scoring has been very poor over the last eight games and their starting goalie is out with an injury. The Avalanche have shown some life recently, as they beat Washington and led Tampa Bay in the third period. This is a perfect spot for Colorado to bounce back against an Arizona team that is reeling. Take the Avalanche -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Avalanche -1.5

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