Florida Panthers vs. Colorado Avalanche - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (2-4-1) at Florida Panthers (4-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -141 / Colorado Avalanche +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSFL
The Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers play Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.
The Colorado Avalanche need a win to climb out of a bad 2-4-1 start to the year. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and scoring on 25 percent of their power plays. Gabriel Landeskog leads Colorado with four goals, Nathan MacKinnon has four assists and Francois Beauchemin has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and killing 88.9 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed two goals on 80 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 18 goals on 137 shots. Varlamov has allowed 10 goals in his last three outings. Brad Stuart is questionable with a back injury and Tyson Barrie returns from suspension.
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The Florida Panthers look to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with six goals, Vincent Trocheck has four assists and Nick Bjugstad has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.1 goals per game and killing 76.5 percent of their power play chances. Al Montoya has allowed three goals on 58 shots faced and Roberto Luongo has given up 13 goals on 196 shots. Luongo has allowed nine goals in his last three outings.
The Avalanche are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Atlantic and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Avalanche are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Florida and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Panthers have been tough to beat at home as of late, and the Avalanche are playing really sloppy at the moment. I like Florida to keep their little groove going and pick up the victory here.