Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/30/21

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/30/21 Photo by Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (5-3) at Minnesota Wild (5-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

The Line: Minnesota Wild +115 / Colorado Avalanche -138 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild meet Saturday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with six goals, Cale Makar has nine assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 90.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 13 goals on 181 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed three goals on 26 shots.

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 6.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with five goals, Jordan Greenway has six assists and Kevin Fiala has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed eight goals on 106 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 11 goals on 132 shots.

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The Avalanche are 16-6 in their last 22 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 12-5 in Avalanche last 17 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wild last 5 overall. The Avalanche are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Minnesota. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and look great at both ends of the ice, and they've been money on the road dating back to last season. The Minnesota Wild are having issues with consistency up to this point and haven't been able to figure things out at home. I'm not trying to step in front of the Avs right now. I'll lay the reasonable price with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -138

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

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