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Avalanche Have Been Terrible In The Tar Heel State

The Colorado Avalanche have been a dumpster fire. The Avs have lost 14 of their past 16 games and have scored one goal or none in seven of those outings. If history is to be believed, things are not likely to change for the Avalanche when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, as Colorado has lost its past six games at PNC Arena.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Hurricanes' last 8 games at home.
  • The Avalanche are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road against teams with losing records.
  • The Hurricanes are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home against teams with losing records.

The Avs enter Friday on a five-game losing streak that has seen them outscored 18-6 while losing by two or more goals on four occasions. Colorado ranks dead last in the NHL in scoring and it’s easy to see why, as Nathan MacKinnon has one goal in the past 16 games and it’s been a month today since Matt Duchene found the back of the net.

This will be the ’Canes first game in six days, as they are coming off their bye week. Carolina entered that break playing well at home, winners of two straight in Raleigh while outscoring opponents 7-2. But the Hurricanes’ top two point scorers (Jeff Skinner and Victor Rask) have combined for one goal and one assist since January 14.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Carolina Hurricanes as -220 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.3 win for the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 15-38-2 this season, while the Hurricanes are 24-22-7. Colorado is 22-24-9 against the total, while Carolina is 23-22-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Colorado injuries news.

This game puts the Carolina Hurricanes, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Colorado Avalanche, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.64 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.38 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 17.09% while the Avalanche defense kills off 77.83% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Sabres on February 16. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Carolina was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Stars. They lost as +109 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Carolina is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Carolina is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, February 19th
Carolina home to Toronto, Sunday, February 19th

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