Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Jan 14, 2022

Colorado's high flying offence is back on the ice Friday night as they open a home-and-home series against the Coyotes.

Arizona
25-50-3-4
AT
January 14, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Colorado
56-19-5-2
Puckline +1.5 +210
Moneyline +468
Over / Under o +6.5

13%

Betting Action

87%

Puckline -1.5 -253
Moneyline -591
Over / Under u +6.5

13%

Betting Action

87%

The Arizona Coyotes are looking to string together back-to-back surprise victories as they head into the “Mile-High” city to play the Colorado Avalanche Friday night.

Colorado enters the game against the Coyotes looking to get back into the win column after dropping a heartbreaker in Nashville the other night. Despite the loss, Colorado has points in six straight games as they look to be extend that streak tonight against Arizona.

The Avalanche enter the game as heavy -533 favourites to win on the NHL Odds, with a total of 6.5 goals.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche NHL Betting Odds

These two Central Division teams are meeting for the first time this season in a home-and-home series that concludes Saturday in the desert. It has been pretty one-sided in favour of the Avalanche in the history between these clubs. Unless the Coyotes pull out another miraculous victory, things will continue to trend in favour of the Avalanche.

Colorado has won nine of the last 10 games against the Coyotes on home ice. To make matters worse for the Coyotes, the Avalanche are riding a franchise-best 12-game home winning streak. In nine of those 12 games, Colorado has won by two or more goals. Things do not bode well for the Coyotes in Colorado.

Arizona Coyotes

If it was not for the play of goaltender Karel Vejmelka, the Coyotes would have lost to Toronto on Wednesday. Vejmelka stopped 45 shots of 46 shots faced, which is the second time Vejmelka has been stellar and has stolen a game for the Coyotes in the last week. He will need to do it again against the Avalanche, although will not be easy as the Coyotes ranked 31st in goals per game and goals against per game. Arizona has scored two or fewer goals in six of their last 10 games. Clayton Keller leads the team with 26 points.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche are in the thick of things in the Central Division. Many expected them to be atop the division this year. A win over the Coyotes will go a long way to make sure the Avalanche get into the playoffs. It is a revenge game for Avalanche goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who played for the Coyotes the last two seasons before being traded to Colorado. He has not played up to standards this season, however, so this is a chance to right the ship. Kuemper has a record of 16-5-1 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. In his career against Arizona, he is 4-0-2 with a 1.16 GAA and .955 save percentage.

Colorado has been able to outscore its goaltending woes this season. Nazem Kadri leads the team in points with 48 in 30 games. Cale Makar is tied for the team lead in goals with 16, alongside Mikko Rantanen. Colorado is a dangerous team top to bottom.

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