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Oct 8, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

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NHL wagering interest swings to the Colorado vs Detroit battle on Saturday at Pepsi Center as the Avalanche try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Avalanche are 0-0 overall while the Red Wings are 1-0. As for the totals, Colorado is 0-0 on the OU, and Detroit is 1-0.

View Detroit vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Avalanche as +135 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche - Red Wings odds would favor the Red Wings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 6.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 18-ranked offense (0 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Red Wings have a 33.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Red Wings were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -133 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 6-6-2
After a win are 7-3

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Red Wings at Avalanche trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Colorado's last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Colorado's last 18 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Vancouver, Thursday, October 13
Colorado at Boston, Monday, October 10