Colorado Avalanche vs. Boston Bruins - 10/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (1-1-0) at Colorado Avalanche (2-1-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -105 / Boston Bruins -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, ALT
The Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Boston Bruins look to get a game above a .500 record after a 1-1-0 start when they take the road for the first time. The Boston Bruins are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 11.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake DeBrusk leads Boston with one goal, David Krejci has three assists and David Pastrnak has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up six goals on 51 shots faced. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or more goals in their last three regular season games.
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The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their solid 2-1-0 start when make their home debut. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Nail Yakupov leads Colorado with two goals, Matt Duchene has two assists and Tyson Barrie has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing two goals per game and are killing 64.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up two goals on 68 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed four goals on 39 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Bruins are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 16-35 in their last 51 home games, 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 15-52 in their last 67 overall. The Bruins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have more than held their own on a three-game road trip to start the season, and that includes a 4-0 victory over the Bruins on Monday. Colorado has now won seven of the last 10 meetings against Boston and outscored them 8-2 in the last two meetings. The Bruins have also had some offensive issues out of the gate. So, while beating a good team twice in a few days isn't easy, I'll take the Avalanche and the cheap price at home here.