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Colorado AvalancheNew Jersey Devils
March 15, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Colorado Avalanche vs New Jersey Devils Odds

38-30-4TEAM RECORD40-25-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the New Jersey vs Colorado battle on Thursday at Prudential Center as the Devils try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Devils sport records of 40-25-5 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 38-30-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 31-29-10 for the Devils and 27-36-9 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Devils were listed as -165 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Devils, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16.8% rate while the Avalanche have a 82.3% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Colorado was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Colorado at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 6-6-1
After a win are 6-4

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Avalanche at Devils trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at NY Rangers, Saturday, March 17
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 17

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