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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds
The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Avalanche arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.
The Wild sport records of 6-6-1 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 4-6-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-9-1 for the Wild and 2-8-1 for the Avalanche.
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -147 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Wild sit at No. 17 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Avalanche sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16% rate while the Avalanche have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on February 12. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -228 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Colorado
Colorado at Edmonton, Saturday, February 16
Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, February 17