Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Wild NHL Odds
Looking for Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Avalanche taking on the Wild on Tuesday, March 19th at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Avalanche Wild matchup.
(31-29-12) Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild (34-30-9)
Date: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Minn -133 | Col +114
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Minnesota Wild continues to find itself in sixth place within the Central Division standings. Furthermore, due to their inability to score on a consistent basis on the offensive end of the ice, they enter this matchup with the Colorado Avalanche losers of for their last five games, overall.
The Colorado Avalanche is within an inch of occupying the cellar of the Central Division as they have also been on the losing end, more often than not, in recent outings. Nonetheless, they were able to pick up a huge win versus the New Jersey Devils in what was their fifth shutout on the season.
The Avalanche received two goals in the second period by Tyson Barrie while also getting yet another goal from point/shot leader in Nathan MacKinnon to seal the victory in the final period versus the New Jersey Devils. In all, Colorado had 34 shots on goal compared to allowing just 22 for the Devils en route to the victory.
Philipp Grubauer was perfect in net on the night as he obtained 22 saves for the contest while picking up his 12th win of the season. On the other hand, McKinnon scored his 37th goal of the season as he has scored three goals in the last four outings for Colorado on a total of 23 shots.
The Avalanche had a disastrous contest versus the Minnesota Wild in their last outing as they allowed five goals for the contest while only posting two of their own. Goals by Carl Soderberg along with Barrie tied the game at 2 after the first period. However, the Avalanche score three unanswered goals soon after in which to seal the victory.
The Avalanche enter this contest losers of three straight road games as their offense posted four goals in these games. The defense, on the other hand, continues to struggle away from home as they allowed a total of 10 goals during this time.
The Minnesota Wild has not fared well at home lately as they have dropped four of their last five games in St Paul. Furthermore, they were not able to extend the momentum of picking up a rare victory over the New York Rangers in their prior outing as they fell to the New York Islanders in shootout fashion by a 3-2 score.
Minnesota received two goals from Zach Parise along with Jack McBain to tie the game at 2 all to cause the extra session. Brock Nelson sealed the victory, however, with a goal in overtime as they handed Minnesota there sixth loss in eight games.
Point / shot leader in Parise has 25 goals on the season to lead the Minnesota Wild. However, he has only scored one goal in the last 10 games for the team while also racking up four assists along with five points during this time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Underdog is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Avalanche are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
- Under is 6-2-3 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
- Home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Look for these squads to have yet another high-scoring affair on Tuesday night as the over will indeed be the strong play. Also, look for the Wild to continue their dominance with a 5-3 win over a Colorado Avalanche team that continues to drop games at home as well as on the road.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Avalanche 3 – Wild 5
While the Wild has struggled on their home ice recently, the Avalanche have also struggled away from Pepsi Center as well. In all, look for the home team to take control of this game at some point while pulling out a victory in what will be a high-scoring affair
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