Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (18-9-1) at Colorado Avalanche (18-8-2)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -160 / Minnesota Wild +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 8.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 11 goals, Jordan Greenway has 15 assists and Kevin Fiala has 78 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 33 goals on 388 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 32 goals on 439 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for another win to build on their five game winning streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 16 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 19 assists and Nazem Kadri has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 43 goals on 577 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

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The Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 overall. The over is 8-0 in Wild last 8 road games. The under is 9-4 in Avalanche last 13 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche are the better team on paper and they're a tough team to bet against when they're playing well and have everything going. However, the Minnesota Wild have won 12 of their last 16 games and are currently the sixth most profitable team in the sport. The Wild have been more profitable than the Avalanche this season up to this point and they've won two of the five meetings this season. It's hard to turn down these prices with a team that's playing well in their own right. Give me the Wild.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild +144

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

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