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March 14, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds

10-11-4TEAM RECORD13-10-2

The Minnesota Wild battle the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Thursday in NHL betting action at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild are 13-10-2 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 10-11-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 8-14-3 and the Avalanche go 8-14-3 on the totals.

View Colorado vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wild were listed earlier today as -157 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16.5% rate while the Avalanche have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Oilers. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -102 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Colorado is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 16

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