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Detroit Red Wings home to Avalanche in hockey betting action

Colorado AvalancheDetroit Red Wings
March 5, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

8-8-4TEAM RECORD10-8-4

Hockey bettors look for value at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday as host Detroit battles the Colorado Avalanche in hockey odds action.

Detroit will face the 8-8-4 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Red Wings are 10-10-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 7-11-2 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-157 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Red Wings) and the No. 30 (Avalanche) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 15.2% while the Avalanche defense kills off 77.3% of their penalties.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blue Jackets on March 3. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Red Wings were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 5-5
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 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Colorado
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Chicago, Wednesday, March 6
Detroit home to Edmonton, Thursday, March 7