Red Wings get a visit from Avalanche
The Detroit Red Wings are on a four-game winning streak against the Colorado Avalanche as those two teams meet on the ice once again in NHL betting odds action on Thursday night.
Detroit doubled up on Colorado by a score of 4-2 in the most recent game between the two teams on October 17, turning in an OVER result for totals bettors in the process. The UNDER, though, has paid out in three of their last four meetings.
The Red Wings are 28-21-12 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 40-17-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 27-29-5 and the Avalanche go 33-27-2 on the totals.
If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -121 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Red Wings and the No. 4-rated Avalanche in this matchup.
Colorado won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Blackhawks on March 4. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Red Wings were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.66 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.67% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Colorado home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 8th
Detroit home to New Jersey, Friday, March 7th