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Hockey Matchup - Phoenix Coyotes Colorado Avalanche Odds Preview

Colorado Avalanche

Phoenix Coyotes
15-5-0 November 21, 2013, 09:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 14-4-3

The Phoenix Coyotes battle the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Thursday in NHL betting action at Jobing.com Arena.

The Coyotes sport a record of 14-4-3 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 15-5-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-7-1 for the Coyotes and 9-11 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 119 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -140 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.48 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 22.37% while the Avalanche defense kills off 84.13% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado at Los Angeles, Saturday, November 23rd
Phoenix home to Anaheim, Saturday, November 23rd