Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/23/2023]

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/23/2023]

The Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes will meet in the NHL at Ball Arena on Saturday, with puck drop at 9:00PM ET.'s in-depth betting preview for Saturday's Coyotes vs. Avalanche matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and data analysis to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NHL matchup between the Coyotes and Avalanche 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model gives the Avalanche a 65% chance of beating the Coyotes.

According to our model, the Coyotes (+1.5) have a 57% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 6.5 goals has a 53% chance of going under.

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Coyotes vs. Avalanche Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Coyotes Avalanche
Puck Line +1.5 (-135) -1.5 (+114)
Moneyline +180 -210
Total o6.5 (-110) u6.5 (+100)
  • The Avalanche are -1.5 favorites against the Coyotes, with +114 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Coyotes (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -135.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Avalanche at -210, which means you can risk $210 to win $100 for a total payout of $310 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Coyotes at +180, where you can bet $100 to profit $180, earning a total payout of $280 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, while DraftKings currently has the best odds for the Under at +100.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sportsbooks you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Coyotes +1.5 -135
Moneyline Coyotes +180
Total Under 6.5 +100


While the Avalanche are more likely to win the game, betting on the Coyotes moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is pivotal to achieving long-term profitability as a bettor.

Our NHL best bets are based on detailed simulations and betting expertise to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Coyotes vs. Avalanche?

According to our model, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen is most likely to score the first goal in Coyotes vs. Avalanche.

Our projections give Rantanen a 10.0% chance of scoring the first goal at Ball Arena, while the Avalanche star is a 46.3% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Arizona Coyotes

Player First Goal Probability
Michael Carcone 5.8%
Lawson Crouse 5.5%
Clayton Keller 4.7%
Jason Zucker 4.1%
Nick Schmaltz 3.8%

Colorado Avalanche

Player First Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 10.0%
Nathan MacKinnon 9.1%
Valeri Nichushkin 8.1%
Cale Makar 3.7%
Ryan Johansen 3.7%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Arizona Coyotes

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Michael Carcone 30.0%
Lawson Crouse 27.7%
Clayton Keller 25.7%
Jason Zucker 23.2%
Nick Schmaltz 21.9%

Colorado Avalanche

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 46.3%
Nathan MacKinnon 42.7%
Valeri Nichushkin 37.7%
Cale Makar 22.7%
Ryan Johansen 20.4%
Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so check this page for any changes to our betting insights ahead of the Coyotes vs. Avalanche on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Coyotes vs. Avalanche Game Information

Saturday's game between the Avalanche and Coyotes at Ball Arena is scheduled to commence at 9:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Saturday's Coyotes vs. Avalanche clash, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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