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Hockey Matchup - Minnesota Wild Colorado Avalanche Odds Preview

Colorado AvalancheMinnesota Wild
Feb 14, 8:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds

4-6-1TEAM RECORD6-6-1

The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Avalanche arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

The Wild sport records of 6-6-1 heading into this matchup, while the Avalanche sit at 4-6-1 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-9-1 for the Wild and 2-8-1 for the Avalanche.

View Colorado vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -147 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Wild sit at No. 17 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Avalanche sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense (2.1 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 16% rate while the Avalanche have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on February 12. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -228 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 10 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Edmonton, Saturday, February 16
Minnesota home to Detroit, Sunday, February 17