Avalanche vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/18

Avalanche vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/18

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Preview: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

The Arizona Coyotes face off against the Colorado Avalanche in what promises to be a high-scoring affair. This preview dives into player stats, recent team performances, and provides a prediction for the game scheduled to start on February 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

 

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes, with a record of 23-26-4, have struggled on the road with a 8-14-4 away record.

Goaltender Matchup:

Calvin Ingram (17 wins, 2.76 GA/G, .912 SV%) and Karel Vejmelka (6 wins, 3.48 GA/G, .896 SV%) lead the Coyotes' goaltending efforts.

 

Game Information

The game is slated to take place at Ball Arena on February 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM. Expect an offensive showcase.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players for the Coyotes include Clayton Keller, leading with 49 points (21 goals, 28 assists), while Nathan MacKinnon dominates for the Avalanche with an impressive 89 points (32 goals, 57 assists).

 

Injury Report

The Coyotes will miss Liam O'Brien, and Connor Ingram is out until February 21. Meanwhile, the Avalanche's Logan O'Connor is sidelined until February 20.

 

Team Stats

Review the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Arizona Coyotes 2.87 3.17 26.7 32.1 643 35 21.3 37 79.1 3 0
Colorado Avalanche 3.69 3.22 32.1 29.5 539 49 24.3 34 81.5 7 0

 

Recent Performances

Check out the last 5 games for both teams:

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes are coming off a tough loss against Carolina (2/16) after a string of defeats in their recent outings.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche suffered a setback against Tampa Bay (2/15) and have had mixed results in their previous games.

 

Prediction

Both teams have shown vulnerability defensively, conceding goals at a relatively high rate in recent games. With offensive firepower on both sides and goaltenders struggling to keep the puck out of the net, this matchup is primed for a goal-scoring extravaganza. Expect plenty of action and a flurry of goals, making the over of 6.5 goals a tempting pick for this game.

Pick: Over 6.5 goals

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