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(26-30-11) Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche (19-46-3)
Date: Wednesday, March 15th
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Pepsi Center
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Red Wings -165
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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There isn’t anything but pride on the line when the Red Wings come into Colorado on Wednesday night, but that’s all the members of the 2017 Red Wings team needs.
After making the playoffs for 25 straight season, the Detroit Red Wings are 13 points out and showing no signs of making a run. It’s over Detroit, you’re just like the rest of them now.
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The Detroit Red Wings, and their fanbase, might not be able to fully process what is happening to them this season. For the first time in a quarter-century the NHL playoffs will not include the Red Wings.
With 15 games to go the Red Wings sit just one point up on New Jersey for last place in the Eastern Conference.
These were two franchises who were comparing the amount of recent Stanley Cup rings they had not too long ago.
The Red Wings next four games will all be against teams who are also playing with only pride on the line. On Thursday they will be taking on the lowly Arizona Coyotes before hosting the Avs for a Saturday afternoon game, and then the Sabres on Monday.
A rebuild is on the horizon for the Red Wings, one that most likely won’t include 36-year old Henrik Zetterberg.
One piece of optimism to come from this season for the Wings however, is the play of 25 year-old goalie Petr Mrazek, who has a .900 save percentage in 43 games this year.
Not too long ago when the Avs and the Red Wings met it was a contest between two of the top teams in the league, but that certainly isn’t the case here.
The Avs’ 41 points is by far the lowest in the league, while the Red Wings are only 1 point back of being worst in their conference.
The Avs will have a chance to play spoiler with their remaining 15 games however. After they complete their two game set with Detroit on Wednesday and Saturday, the rest of their games in March are against teams jockeying for postseason position.
21-year old Nathan MacKinnon’s 14 goals in 68 games aren’t quite what the club hoped for this season. The franchise is forced to watch rookies like the Jets’ Patrick Laine score 33 goals and the Leafs’ Auston Matthews scoring 31 and wonder what is taking their prodigy longer to develop.
The Avs can take solace in knowing they will have the best odds of a high lottery pick this off-season, and the opportunity to bring another skilled and youthful player to the team.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Red Wings are 22-7 in last 29 meetings in Colorado
- Red Wings are 18-37 in last 55 road games
- Under is 6-2-1 in last 9 meetings
- Avalanche are 11-40 in last 51 overall
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Red Wings’ roster is comprised of many players who have won cups, gone deep into the playoffs, and worn the Red Wings logo when it was a symbol of excellence in hockey.
There is pride on the line for the Red Wings, and even though finishing near the bottom of the standings carries with it a more advantageous draft pick, the Wings are not a franchise who will go down like that.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER (-130)
I’m expecting them to show the Avs that the Red Wings franchise hasn’t sunk as low as Colorado’s has.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Red Wings 3 – Avalanche 1
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