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Hockey Matchup - Colorado Avalanche Phoenix Coyotes Odds Preview

Phoenix Coyotes

Colorado Avalanche
16-8-5 December 10, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 20-8-0

The Phoenix Coyotes will look to grab a road win when they take on the Avalanche in Colorado at Pepsi Center on Tuesday in hockey odds action.

The Avalanche currently sport a record of 20-8-0. The Coyotes are 16-8-5. Betting totals have seen the Avalanche post a 11-16-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Coyotes have gone 18-10-1 against the number.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Coyotes listed earlier today as underdogs of 119 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Avalanche sit at No. 22 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Coyotes sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Avalanche were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 9-ranked offense (2.93 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 15.66% rate while the Coyotes have a 76.42% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Phoenix home to New York, Thursday, December 12th
Colorado at Atlanta, Thursday, December 12th