Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (5-9-1) at Boston Bruins (7-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -152 / Colorado Avalanche +137 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, NESN
The Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins meet Thursday night at the TD Garden.
The Colorado Avalanche need a big road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Jarome Iginla leads Colorado with seven goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 10 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Reto Berra has allowed eight goals on 166 shots faced and Semyon Varlamov has given up 31 goals on 281 shots. Berra has allowed six goals in his last three games. John Mitchell is questionable with an oblique injury.
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The Boston Bruins look for a big home win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power plays. David Krejci leads Boston with seven goals, Patrice Bergeron has nine assists and Brad Marchand has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 70.4 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed nine goals on 102 shots faced and Tuukka Rask has given up 32 goals on 293 shots. Rask has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win. The Bruins are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 12-4 in their last 16 games following a win. The Avalanche are 8-0-1 in the last 9 meetings in Boston and 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings overall.
The Avalanche have beaten the Bruins in five of the last eight meetings and has had even better success when playing at the TD Garden. So while these two teams are heading in different directions, the value play for me is the road team and the plus money.