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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
The Colorado Avalanche will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Wild invade Pepsi Center on Saturday.
The Wild will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-10-2 this season, while the Avalanche are 10-12-4. Minnesota is 9-14-3 on the totals; Colorado is 9-14-3.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Wild listed earlier today as underdogs of +-126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Avalanche rated this week at No. 23 and the Wild sitting at No. 17.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 15.2% while the Wild defense kills off 86.1% of their penalties.
In their last action, Colorado was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at -143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wild at Avalanche trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Colorado is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Vancouver, Monday, March 18
Colorado home to Chicago, Monday, March 18