Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/2/21 Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (6-4) at Colorado Avalanche (6-3-1)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -175 / Minnesota Wild +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 5.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with five goals, Jordan Greenway has eight assists and Kevin Fiala has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 11 goals on 131 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 16 goals on 165 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with seven goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 12 assists and Name Kadri has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 91.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 14 goals on 201 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed seven goals on 59 shots.

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The Wild are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win and 11-3 in their last 14 road games. The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 49-22 in their last 71 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 overall. The over is 14-6 in Avalanche last 20 overall. The over is 7-2 in Avalanche last 9 home games. The over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.

The Colorado Avalanche are playing the better hockey overall, but the value is with the Wild and the plus money. The Wild just beat the Avs a couple of days ago in overtime and have won five of the last nine meetings against them overall. The Wild have also been road warriors dating back to last season. There's a lot to like about the Wild in this spot. I'll take the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild +145

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

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