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Pittsburgh Penguins take on Avalanche in NHL Betting Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins


Colorado Avalanche
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center

Pittsburgh pays a visit to Colorado on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Avalanche snipers in hockey action at Pepsi Center.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're backing the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins in this one, they Penguins listed earlier today as favorites of -135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.6-2.5 win for the Penguins. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Avalanche sit at 27-25-11 on the season; in comparison, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently 36-17-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 29-31-3 OU, and Pittsburgh is 25-34-3 OU. 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. 27 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

How Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 23-ranked offense (2.65 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 12.63% rate while the Penguins have a 85.45% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 5-3 winner in its last match at home against the Blue Jackets. They won as -270 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-1 loser at home against the Wild. Bettors on Minnesota at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Anaheim, Friday, March 6th
Colorado at Columbus, Saturday, March 7th