Red Wings vs. Avalanche - 2/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (27-25-4) at Detroit Red Wings (28-18-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -154 / Colorado Avalanche +130 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSDT, TVA
The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet Friday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Colorado Avalanche could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 24 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 25 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 93 goals on 1,111 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 18 goals, Tomas Tatar has 17 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 69 goals on 1,040 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 54 goals on 563 shots. Mrazek has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 22-54 in their last 76 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games. The Red Wings are 16-5 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 37-18 in their last 55 Friday games. The Avalanche are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
The Red Wings have been automatic lately when playing on limited rest, and they're catching a struggling Avalanche team on the end of a back to back. I like Detroit in this spot.