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Colorado AvalancheMinnesota Wild
Nov 17, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds

8-9-1TEAM RECORD10-5-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Colorado on Thursday, with the host Wild trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Wild are 10-5-3 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 8-9-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 6-9-3 and the Avalanche go 9-8-1 on the totals.

View Colorado vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Wild and the No. 15-rated Avalanche in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 12.7% rate while the Avalanche have a 76.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Penguins on November 15. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Blue Jackets on November 15. Bettors who backed the Wild at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Columbus are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Dallas, Friday, November 18
Minnesota home to St. Louis, Saturday, November 19

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