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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