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Avalanche open as moneyline underdog vs Red Wings

Colorado AvalancheDetroit Red Wings
April 1, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

12-18-4TEAM RECORD17-13-5

The Red Wings get a visit from the Colorado Avalanche in hockey action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Red Wings bring a 17-13-5 record to the battle against the 12-18-4 Avalanche. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 15-16-4 so far and the Avalanche go 14-16-4.

View Colorado vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Red Wings as -163 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Red Wings - Avalanche odds would favor the Red Wings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 28.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Predators on March 30. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Detroit was a 7-1 loser at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Avalanche at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Nashville, Tuesday, April 2
Detroit at Phoenix, Thursday, April 4