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Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
The visiting Canucks hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Avalanche are 13-22-6 so far on the season. The Canucks, meanwhile, are 23-11-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 14-22-5 and the Canucks go 14-21-5 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 148 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 30 (Avalanche) and the No. 17 (Canucks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 28-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.2% rate while the Canucks have a 83.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Vancouver won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Flames on April 10. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Colorado lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Kings on April 11. Bettors who backed the Kings at -265 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Calgary are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Canucks at Avalanche trends to consider:
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Vancouver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver's last 7 games on the road
Vancouver is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Vancouver
Vancouver at Nashville, Monday, April 15
Colorado home to Columbus, Monday, April 15