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Hockey Matchup - Minnesota Wild Colorado Avalanche Odds Preview

Colorado AvalancheMinnesota Wild
March 4, 7:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds

33-29-4TEAM RECORD28-27-10

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling Minnesota on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota will face the 33-29-4 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Wild are 25-28-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 24-34-8 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Wild) and the No. 13 (Avalanche) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 15.2% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Avalanche were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Red Wings on March 2. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -260 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Colorado's last 23 games when playing Minnesota
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to Minnesota, Tuesday, March 6