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Avalanche open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Pittsburgh PenguinsColorado Avalanche
March 3, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

37-21-5TEAM RECORD33-28-4

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

This season the Avalanche are 33-28-4 overall while the Penguins are 37-21-5. As for the totals, Colorado is 23-34-8 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 29-27-7.

View Pittsburgh vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as 115 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 18.5% rate while the Penguins have a 88.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -130 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 2-0 loser at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at +195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Penguins at Avalanche trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Phoenix, Monday, March 5
Colorado at Minnesota, Sunday, March 4