On Thursday, November 21, 2013 the Colorado Avalanche play a visit to their Western Conference rivals the Phoenix Coyotes. The game is being played at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona at 9:00 PM ET. Both of these teams have enjoyed their starts to the season, with just one point separating them in the standings. We will back the visiting Avalanche to grab the win tonight over the host Coyotes.

Colorado Avalanche: Strong offensive club getting tougher

Colorado is one of the strongest offensive teams in the Western Conference, boasting a differential of +22. On the road, the Avalanche are 6-2-0 this season, but have lost their last two played away from home. Colorado last hit the ice on Tuesday, grabbing an impressive 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Avalanche are in fourth place in the Central Division of the Western Conference with their 30 points and 15-5-0 record on the season. 

Phoenix Coyotes: Trying to stay hot offensively

Phoenix enjoyed an offensive outburst on Saturday when the Coyotes knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 6-3 at home. The Coyotes are 14-4-3 overall, good for 31 points and third place in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Despite a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks before their win over the Lightning, the Coyotes have scored 10 goals in their past two games played. Phoenix is one of the best home teams in the NHL with a 9-0-1 record.

When two of the league’s best teams meet on Thursday night in Glendale, we find the betting odds at Bovada and their online sportsbook. The Colorado Avalanche are underdogs in this contest because they are on the road and the Phoenix Coyotes have an excellent home record. We will back the Avalanche on the road with 15 percent of our bankroll on the +120 money line over the Coyotes Thursday night in this NHL contest.