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Moneyline favors Avalanche in battle with Wild


Minnesota Wild

Colorado Avalanche
18-11-5 December 14, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 21-9-0



Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Minnesota Wild pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

The Wild will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 18-11-5 this season, while the Avalanche are 21-9-0. Minnesota is 9-19-6 against the total, while Colorado is 12-17-1 versus the number.

View Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Avalanche in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite 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 NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 19-rated Wild taking on the No. 22-rated Avalanche in this contest.

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Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Sharks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -200 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Avalanche were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.35 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.94% rate while the Wild have a 77.88% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Vancouver, Tuesday, December 17th
Colorado home to Dallas, Monday, December 16th

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