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Moneyline Favors the Pittsburgh Penguins in Battle with the Colorado Avalanche – Betting Odds and Pick

The Colorado Avalanche get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL Betting Odds action on Monday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins before puck drop in this match found them as -155 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 6, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.6 result in favor of the Avalanche today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche are 15-15-2 so far on the season. The Pittsburgh Penguins, meanwhile, are 17-14-3. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Colorado go 20-11-1 and the Penguins go 19-14-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Colorado Avalanche, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 9-ranked offense (3.16 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.18 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 18.18% rate while the Penguins have a 80.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Coyotes on December 16. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -179 were rewarded, while the 11 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Colorado is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games
  • Colorado is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Thursday, December 21st
Colorado at Los Angeles, Thursday, December 21st