Bruins at Avalanche - 10/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (0-3-0) at Colorado Avalanche (1-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -144 / Boston Bruins +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, ALT
The Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche square off Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Boston Bruins are still looking for their first victory after a quick and rough 0-3 start. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with two goals, Torey Krug has four assists and David Pastrnak has 13 assists. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 5.3 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 14 goals on 91 shots faced. Rask has allowed three or more goals in five of his last six regular season outings.
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The Colorado Avalanche look to get a game above a .500 record with another home victory. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging five goals per game and are scoring on 66.7 percent of their power plays. Gabriel Landeskog leads Colorado with three goals, Francois Beauchemin has five assists and Nathan MacKinnon has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing four goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has given up eight goals on 63 shots faced. Varlamov has allowed three or more goals in seven of his last 10 outings.
The Bruins are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Bruins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Bruins just can't get on track and have a goalie who has been all over the place lately. The Avalanche are playing decent hockey out of the gate as well. However, both teams have struggling goaltenders, so I like the over in this matchup.