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Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche meet at Pepsi Center.

The Wild were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Avalanche were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Colorado:
Team record: 52-22-8 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 10 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota:
Team record: 43-27-12 SU, ATS

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Colorado
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, April 19