Avalanche vs. Wild - 3/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (36-28-11) at Colorado Avalanche (38-31-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +115 / Minnesota Wild -127 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, ALT
The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche meet Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 22 goals, Charlie Coyle has 21 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 136 goals on 1,671 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 41 goals on 488 shots. Dubnyk has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 29 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 31 assists and Jarome Iginla has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 124 goals on 1,499 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 38 goals on 485 shots. Varlamov has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record and 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Wild are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Colorado Avalanche are playing very impressive hockey right now, so I'm not sure why they're getting plus money at home. I'm not asking questions. Give me Colorado given the value.