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Minnesota Wild Battle vs Colorado Avalanche Highlights NHL Odds Menu

Minnesota Wild

vs

Colorado Avalanche
Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:30 PM ET
Pepsi Center

The Minnesota Wild will be looking for a Game 1 upset on the NHL betting lines on Thursday night as they take on the Colorado Avalanche in playoff odds action at Pepsi Center.

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Minnesota Wild opened as 135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.7 win for the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Colorado Avalanche are 52-22-8 overall while the Minnesota Wild are 43-27-12. As for the totals, Colorado is 39-41-2 on the OU, and Minnesota is 27-35-20. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Colorado Avalanche sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Wild sit at a No. 21 on the same chart.

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How Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 4-ranked offense (3.05 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.84% rate while the Wild have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

The Avalanche were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Colorado, Saturday, April 19th