NHL Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Phoenix Coyotes

by Dirty on March 27, 2010

The Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Jobing.com Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Coyotes listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Avalanche, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Chris Stewart scored the shootout winner to lift the Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Kings on Wednesday. The Avalanche won the game as -125 favorites, while the combined score made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Matt Hendricks, Milan Hejduk, and Paul Stastny scored for the Avalanche.

The Coyotes were defeated 4-3 by the Predators in a shootout last time out, as +100 underdogs. The combined score went UNDER the posted over/under (5).

Lee Stempniak, Wojtek Wolski, and Keith Yandle tallied for the Coyotes.

Current streak:
Phoenix has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 41-25-7
Phoenix: 46-23-6

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-7-1
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games when playing Colorado
Phoenix is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at San Jose, Sunday, March 28
Phoenix at Vancouver, Tuesday, March 30

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