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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Preview

Colorado Avalanche

Minnesota Wild
17-6-0 November 29, 2013, 06:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 15-7-4

The Colorado Avalanche will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Friday in hockey odds action.

The Avalanche will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 17-6-0 this season, while the Wild are 15-7-4. Colorado is 10-13 on the totals; Minnesota is 8-13-5.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Colorado before puck drop in this match found them as 119-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Wild and the No. 12-ranked Avalanche, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blues on November 27. Bettors who backed the Blues at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-1 loser at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.13 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 21.11% while the Avalanche defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Wild trends to consider:
Colorado is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Colorado is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Minnesota, Saturday, November 30th