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Avs on NHL betting lines

Despite several key injuries the Colorado Avalanche will be seeking a seventh straight victory on Tuesday when they are home favorites on NHL betting lines against a Los Angeles Kings team that has won five of the previous six head-to-head matchups.

Colorado (-125 at Sportsbook.ag) has scored 27 goals over the six-game win streak, and has done so without snipers Milan Hejduk and Chris Stewart. The Avs will get lots of consideration on the NHL betting lines with a 7-0-1 record at home in their past eight games.

The Kings are on a run as well, losing just twice in regulation over the past eight contests. This will be the final stop on a five-game road trip and fatigue could be a factor for the +105 road underdogs.

Jonathan Quick will get the start despite some recent struggles because he is undefeated in four starts against the Avalanche. The Kings' impressive record against the Avalanche could prompt some betting action for believers of trends.

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These teams have made winners of OVER bettors in eight of ten matchups - and with Colorado averaging 4.5 goals per game during their current streak, it might be a wise wager again for totals bettors.

NHL betting lines will favor Detroit, who will be home favorites against the  Vancouver Canucks in a highly-anticipated matchup on Wednesday. Detroit has dropped three of four and it won’t be easy against the confident Canucks. Vancouver has won five of their last six games, and their only loss was in overtime to Tampa Bay.

The Canucks can match the offensive prowess of the Red Wings too – and Detroit has been having a hard time finding the net of late, scoring just nine times while giving up 15 goals over four games.

It is only a matter of time before the league's third-highest scoring team breaks out of their slump, though, and they have been known to have high-scoring affairs with the Canucks - who won an earlier meeting 6-4. After all, the Red Wings are averaging 33 shots per game and that has to translate into goals sooner or later.

Detroit is very capable of getting the win on home ice, where they are 12-4-3 overall, but they will need to shut down the league's third-best power play of the Canucks.

It can’t be ignored that these teams combined for 10 goals last time out, and OVER bettors have been rewarded in five of their previous six head-to-head matchups.

Detroit hasn’t been spectacular lately at Joe Louis Arena, losing two of three and getting shut out 5-0 by the Los Angeles Kings. Taking the underdog Canucks could be a profitable wager.