Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche - 12/2/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (15-6-5) at Detroit Red Wings (12-11-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +128 / Colorado Avalanche -175 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: Alti, FSDT
The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 31.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 18 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 32 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 40 goals on 545 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 28 goals on 293 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in each of their last 10 games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Andreas Athanasiou leads Detroit with 11 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 15 assists and Dylan Larkin has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 46 goals on 586 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 30 goals on 277 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Avalanche are 8-20 in their last 28 Sunday games, 26-57 in their last 83 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Red Wings are 5-2 in their last 7 home games, 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Central. The Avalanche are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit. The over is 6-2 in Avalanche last 8 road games. The under is 5-2 in Red Wings last 7 overall.
The Colorado Avalanche are playing better hockey overall and have the rest advantage, but we're getting plus money with the Red Wings at home. Yes, the Red Wings have been fade material for a while, but the defense has improved the last couple of weeks and the wins are starting to pile up. The Colorado Avalanche should be the favorite based on their consistency, but I still see value in the Red Wings at home and with what they've done their last few games.