Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche - 3/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (36-24-8) at Minnesota Wild (39-23-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -160 / Colorado Avalanche +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
NHL action comes to he Xcel Energy Center where the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota Wild.
The Colorado Avalanche are needing to close the 2017-18 season on a hot streak with the postseason in mind. Colorado is looking for back to back wins after upending Arizona 5-2 on Saturday where Christian Dvorak and Richard Panik scored for the Coyotes while Darcy Kuemper allowed five goals on 31 shots.
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The balanced Avalanche attack produced scoring off the sticks of Blake Comeau, Tyson Barrie, Carl Solderberg, Tyson Jost and Mikko Rantanen. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon each added a pair of helpers for Colorado with Jonathan Bernier stopping 22-24 shots to get the win.
The Minnesota Wild have been playing well and hope to continue with the postseason not that far away. Minnesota will be looking to get back in the win column after a 4-1 loss at the Edmonton Oilers ended a three game winning streak. Charlie Coyle score for the Wild in the third with Devan Dubnyk allowing three goals on 27 shots to get the loss.
Connor McDavid topped the Oilers scoring charge with a pair of second period goals with Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also lighting the lamp. McDavid and Nuggent-Hopkins added assists and Edmonton received 32 saves from Cam Talbot.
Over is 5-0 in Avalanche last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and over is 8-0-1 in Avalanche last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Avalanche last 6 overall. Wild are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and Wild are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games and Wild are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game. Home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Avalanche are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in Minnesota and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Colorado won this matchup 7-1 a week ago and I believe the Wild have that performance fresh in their mind and bounce back…