Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche - 3/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche - 3/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (39-18-7) at Detroit Red Wings (15-47-5)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +239 / Colorado Avalanche -270 --- Over/Under: 5.5

TV: Alti, FSDT

The Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings meet Monday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 33 goals, Cale Makar has 35 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 90 goals on 1,067 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 60 goals on 850 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 14 games.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 30 assists and Anthony Mantha has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 96 goals on 817 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 114 goals on 1,220 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 16 of their last 19 games.

The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 6-0 in their last 6 games as a road favorite and 8-0 in their last 8 road games. The Red Wings are 17-37 in their last 54 games playing on 1 days rest, 12-50 in their last 62 games as an underdog and 12-51 in their last 63 overall. The under is 12-1 in Avalanche last 13 overall. The under is 10-4-3 in Red Wings last 17 overall. The Avalanche are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche are one of the hotter teams in the league right now with six straight wins, and they're now currently the second most profitable team in the sport because of it. The Detroit Red Wings continue to pile up the losses at an unreal clip and remain by far the worst team in the league to bet on. I've said it many times, but no team has lost more money this season than the Red Wings, and it's not even close. The Avalanche have also won the last five games against the Red Wings, outscoring them 21-10 during that span. Give me the Avalanche and the PL.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.