Florida Panthers battle vs Colorado Avalanche highlights NHL odds menu

31-13-5 January 24, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 20-23-7

The visiting Avalanche hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

The Avalanche will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 31-13-5 this season, while the Panthers are 20-23-7. Colorado is 23-24-2 against the total, while Florida is 22-23-5 versus the number.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

On the Sportsbook NHL line for this matchup, Florida sat as 105 underdogs over at Sportsbook. The total was set at 5.5 at Sportsbook but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 7-rated Avalanche taking on the No. 28-rated Panthers in this contest.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +170 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 4-3 Sportsbook on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Florida at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.59 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 9.09% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.33% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado at Tampa Bay, Saturday, January 25th
Florida at Detroit, Sunday, January 26th
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