Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Boston vs. Avalanche NHL Odds
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(24-13-2) Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche (29-8-3)
Date: Tuesday, January 25
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Boston +165 Avalanche -185 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Boston +1.5 -145 Avalanche -1.5 +125
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6
The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-13-2. Through 39 games the Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 122 times, good for a rank of 14th among NHL teams.
Heading into the game, Boston is the 5th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.72 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 23rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 13th ranked team in the NHL.
Through 39 games, the team-leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 17 goals, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 37. On the season he is turning 11.6% of his shots into goals.
In addition, the Bruins have benefited from the strong play of Brad Marchand who is the team’s overall leader in points. In his team’s 39 games, he has come up with 20 goals on a shooting percentage of 19.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.
Boston’s top goalie is Linus Ullmark who is giving up an average 2.55 goals per game. In his 20 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.474 percent of the time.
Through 40 games, Colorado’s leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 22 goals and 27 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 49. On the season he is turning 17.1% of his shots into goals.
In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri who is the team’s overall leader in points. In his team’s 40 games, he has come up with 16 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +16.
Colorado’s top goalie is Darcy Kuemper who is giving up an average of 2.63 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 10-1 in their last 11 vs. Central.
- Avalanche are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Avalanche are 44-9 in their last 53 games as a home favorite.
- Bruins are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction
In Colorado’s 40 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 26-11. So far, the Avalanche have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 16 of their 19 games at Pepsi Center.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a per-game scoring differential of 1.23.
Heading into this game, the Colorado Avalanche are the winners of each of their last five games. During this stretch, they have scored 15 goals, accounting for 71.0% of the scoring in these contests.
In 5 on 5 situations, the Colorado Avalanche have a shooting percentage of 9.2%, placing them above the league average. According to advanced metrics tracking the quality of a team’s shots, the Avalanche have 15, meaning they should be in line for some positive regression.
Look for the Avalanche to take care of business at home and to cover the spread.
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