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Red Wings visit Colorado Avalanche in NHL clash

Detroit Red Wings

Colorado Avalanche
5-2-0 October 17, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 6-0-0

The Avalanche get a visit from the Detroit Red Wings in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Avalanche are 6-0-0 overall while the Red Wings are 5-2-0. As for the totals, Colorado is 2-4 on the OU, and Detroit is 2-4-1.

View Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as -126 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 17-rated Avalanche in this contest.

In their last action, Detroit was a 2-1 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Detroit at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Colorado won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Stars on October 15. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 6-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.29 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.05% rate while the Red Wings have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Detroit at Winnipeg, Saturday, October 19th
Colorado at Buffalo, Saturday, October 19th