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Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 16