New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Colorado Avalanche at New Jersey Devils

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Prudential Center )

COL -175 O:U 6

TV: DTV

The Colorado Avalanche goes to Newark, New Jersey, to face off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday at the Prudential Center. The Colorado Avalanche are coming off of a win over the St. Louis Blues, scoring seven goals. The dominating win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Avalanche, putting them back to their winning ways.

The Colorado Avalanche are second in the Central Division. A big reason why they are so good is that they outscore every team. Colorado Avalanche averages the most goals per game, which is 3.68 goals per game. Colorado is, of course, lead in goals, points, and assists by superstar Nathan MacKinnon, who has been on an absolute tear of the season. Nathan MacKinnon made the All-Star Game roster selection for the Colorado Avalanche, who leads the Colorado Avalanche in points.

The New Jersey Devils are coming off of a three-game winning streak, defeating the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, and the Ottawa Senators. The Devils have been very lucky as they have won each game by one goal in their winning streak.

The New Jersey Devils are 15-19-6 on the season, and despite their winning streak, they have done terrible this season. The Devils have 36 points so far and are last in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have the third-worst offense in the NHL, only averaging a low 2.55 goals per game.

Colorado is 25-16 ATS this season
Avalanche are 5-1 in their last six games playing on one day's rest.
New Jersey is 17-23 ATS this season
Devils are 4-0 in their last four games playing on one day's rest.

This game is an intriguing matchup. The Colorado Avalanche are far and away the better and more talented team, but despite their win, they actually haven't played their best hockey at the moment. While the New Jersey Devils have not played terrific hockey for the entire season, but have done very well recently, with their three-game winning streak. Unfortunately for Devils fans, I think the winning streak stops here, as the Colorado Avalanche are just too talented to lose. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Avalanche win 4-1. 
 

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Joshua’s Pick Colorado -175

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