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Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche Pick and Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Florida Panthers pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Florida Panthers in this one, they Panthers listed earlier today as underdogs of 104 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 6, depending on the book.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.2-2.8 result in favor of the Panthers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Florida Panthers have seen them go 12-14-5 so far this season, while the Avalanche are at 14-14-2. In totals betting, the Colorado Avalanche are 19-10-1, while the Panthers are 16-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Florida injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Colorado Avalanche rated this week at No. 22 and the Florida Panthers sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Colorado's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 3.13 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 31 at 3.48 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 17.89% while the Panthers defense kills off 78.22% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Florida was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -199 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -182 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Las Vegas, Sunday, December 17th
Colorado home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, December 16th