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Hockey odds preview - Colorado vs. Vancouver

Colorado AvalancheVancouver Canucks
March 28, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena

Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks Odds

11-17-4TEAM RECORD18-9-6

Hockey bettors look for value at Rogers Arena on Thursday as host Vancouver battles the Colorado Avalanche in hockey odds action.

Vancouver will face the 11-17-4 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Canucks are 13-17-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 14-15-3 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs Vancouver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -215 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The Canucks - Avalanche odds would favor the Canucks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 27.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 17-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 13.1% rate while the Avalanche have a 79.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Avalanche were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Vancouver was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as -182 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Calgary are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Vancouver
Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Colorado is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Nashville, Saturday, March 30
Vancouver at Edmonton, Saturday, March 30