Penguins vs Avalanche Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/7/23

Colorado Avalanche (27-18-3) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (24-16-9)
February 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins +100 / Colorado Avalanche -125; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 34 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 41 assists and Cale Maker has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 88 goals on 1,083 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 36 goals on 432 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 24 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists, and Rickard Rakell has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 70 goals on 886 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has given up 70 goals on 709 shots.

The Avalanche are 39-19 in their last 58 road games and 131-62 in their last 193 overall. The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-12 in their last 17 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Avalanche last 6 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Penguins last 9 home games. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Colorado Avalanche are obviously the more trustworthy team that’s proven time and time again they can win in tough venues. The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the break playing horrible hockey, but if there was one team that could have used the break to recharge the batteries, it’s Pittsburgh. This game will tell a lot about where the Penguins are going in the second half of the season. I’ll take a shot with the more favorable price at home.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +100

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Randy Chambers

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