Avalanche vs. Red Wings - 2/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (30-20-11) at Colorado Avalanche (32-27-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Coors Field)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -110 / Detroit Red Wings -110 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche square off Saturday at Coors Field.
The Detroit Red Wings could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 19 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 18 assists and Tomas Tatar has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 84 goals on 1,171 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 59 goals on 631 shots. Mrazek has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche look for consistency after splitting their last 10 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 26 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 26 assists and Jarome Iginla has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 106 goals on 1,249 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 30 goals on 363 shots. Varlamov has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 0-6 in their last 6 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Red Wings are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado.
The Red Wings need a nice win to kind of stop the bleeding, and they've won 21 of their last 28 games in Colorado. That has to count for something. Give me the road team.