VERY EARLY NHL
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Arizona Coyotes (36-31-8) at Colorado Avalanche (45-20-9)
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Ricky's 8* play on Arizona +1.5.
Key Angle: It's important to remember that Ricky never makes a bet on any game based on just one angle. In order to make the grade, all his premium picks must meet several important criteria. He doesn't share all his secrets within his analysis, instead he chooses to reveal only the angle that he feels is the most significant. Here in this game the recent history of these two teams is particularly significant.
- The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last five after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- The Arizona netminder Darcy Keumper was tied for 3rd in the NHL in GAA.
- The Coyotes held Colorado scoreless for all but 1 minute and 23 seconds of Game 1.
Verdict: The Coyotes should be tougher in Game 2 than they were in Game 1.