Boston Bruins vs Colorado Avalanche 12/3/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Colorado Avalanche (13-7-1) vs. Boston Bruins (19-3)
December 3, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Bruins -182 / Colorado Avalanche +150; Over/Under: +6
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The Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden. The Colorado Avalanche have won 5 of their last 7 games. The Boston Bruins have won 8 of their last 9 games.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 32.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 14 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 25 assists and Cale Maker has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 39 goals on 502 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 16 goals on 186 shots.

The Boston Bruins are averaging 4 goals per game and are scoring on 29.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 14 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 14 assists and Jake DeBrusk has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 30 goals on 461 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 16 goals on 164 shots.

The Avalanche are 36-16 in their last 52 road games and 81-32 in their last 113 overall. The Bruins are 53-18 in their last 71 home games and 46-17 in their last 63 overall. The under is 7-2 in Avalanche last 9 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Bruins last 9 home games. The Avalanche are 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in Boston and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The Boston Bruins continue to flex their muscle as the best team in hockey, and they’re not a team you want to step in front of, especially at home. However, the Colorado Avalanche aren’t pushovers by any means, obviously, and it’s not often you’re going to get 1.5 times your money. As hot as the Bruins are, the value is with the Avs at this price. I’ll take a shot.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Colorado Avalanche +150

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