Hockey betting concerns are mounting for the Colorado Avalanche as they are looking more and more like a team that could miss the online hockey betting post season after a surprise appearance last year.
The Phoenix Coyotes will host the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night with a starting time of 9:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critical Western Conference matchup that has significant playoff implications so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Colorado had a record of 25-21-6 with the hockey gambling odds and was 11-8-3 on the road. The Avalanche went under the total in just 9 out of their 22 away games. Colorado has been in terrible form as of late with just 1 payout in their last 6 games heading into this matchup.
Defense has been the killer for the Avs as they ranked 29th for goals against while the offense has been solid and ranked 5th for goal scoring. Center Matt Duchene led Colorado with 20 goals and 25 assists.
Phoenix had a record of 26-19-6-3 and was 11-10-3-2 at home. The Coyotes went under the total in just 8 of their 26 home games with the hockey lines. Phoenix has shown marked improvement on offense as they ranked 11th in goal scoring this season while the defense has slipped some and ranked 16th for goals against.
Keith Yandle was the leading scorer with 45 points as Phoenix won just 3 of their last 9 games heading into this one.
Phoenix has won 10 of the last 14 meetings in this head to head series with Colorado including the last 4 straight as the series has gone under the total in 6 of the last 8 meetings between the teams. This is the third meeting of the season in this series.
Phoenix scored a 2-0 payout at Colorado on January 6 as the game went under the total and then scored a 5-2 payoff at Colorado on January 26 as the game soared over the total. The Coyotes have gotten the money 4 straight times at home against the Avalanche with just 1 of the last 5 games in this series at Phoenix going over the hockey betting total.