Avalanche vs. Devils Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/1/23

Avalanche vs. Devils Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/1/23 player photo
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The New Jersey Devils and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Colorado is listed as a -125 home favorite while New Jersey are +105 road underdogs, with the total for this game set at 6 goals.


For New Jersey, Timo Meier is doubtful with a lower body injury and MacKenzie Blackwood is out indefinitely. For Colorado, Kurtis MacDermid is out with a concussion while Cale Makar is questionable for this game with a concussion. Darren Helm and Erik Johnson are both out indefinitely as well.

Matchup History

New Jersey’s 1-0 win back on October 28th, 2022, made it four straight meetings without back-0to-back winners between these two teams.


New Jersey is 21-6 in their last 27 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against the Central division. Colorado is 75-27 in their last 102 home games and 102-48 in their last 50 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Metropolitan division.


I’m backing the Avs here. Colorado’s simply rolling right now and looking more and more like the team that lifted the Stanley Cup a season ago now that they’ve started to get healthy. The Devils have been solid on the road all year long and but I just think this one is all Avalanche here. Give me the Avs here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Colorado -125