Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Devils vs Avalanche NHL Odds
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(27-36-5) New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche (30-29-11)
Date: Sunday, March 17th
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Col -215 | NJ +175
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The New Jersey Devils have certainly had a rough go of it throughout the season as they enter this game losers of eight of their last ten games. Nonetheless, the Devils were able to pick up their second straight victory over the Vancouver Canucks on the road as they were able to pick up a 3-2 win in shootout fashion in their last time out.
Colorado Avalanche have also found it hard to gain any type of consistency, particularly on the offensive end, this season. They enter this game losers of three of their last four, overall, as they fell to the Anaheim Ducks at home by a 5-3 score.
New Jersey Devils
Two third-period goals by Kevin Rooney along with Stefan Noesen forced the overtime period for a Vancouver Canucks team that had been up the entire contest. Nonetheless, New Jersey received goals from Drew Stafford along with David Severson in which to seal the victory in the shootout session.
The Devils held the Canucks to only 27 shots on goal for the night while the road team was able to obtain 33 shots in the contest. Mackenzie Blackwood ( 7-8-0) picked up the win in goal as he finished with 25 saves for a .926 save percentage.
Rooney scored on just his sixth goal on the season, however, has posted four goals in the last seven games for New Jersey. Point / shot leader in Kyle Palmieri had only two shots on goal in this matchup as he has scored only one goal in the last three outings for the Devils.
Two early goals by Mikko Rantanen along with Nathan MacKinnon for the Avalanche put them in a great position early on versus the Anaheim Ducks. However, the visitors posted five goals during the second and third periods as a late goal by Sven Andrighetto was all that the Avalanche could muster the rest of the way as they suffered their second straight loss.
MacKinnon scored his 36th goal of the season while Rantanen scored on a power-play goal in what was his 31st of the season. And despite their troubles on the offensive end, MacKinnon has been lighting up the stat sheet lately as he has scored three goals on 25 shots in addition to having obtained seven points along with five assists during this time.
Rantanen has also posted three goals in the last five games for Colorado on 17 shots. In addition to this, he has also racked up seven points along with four assists.
In their last meeting versus the Devils, the Avalanche were able to go on a scoring barrage in the final two periods of the contest as they picked up a 5-3 victory. Gabriel Landeskog let Colorado in scoring as he scored on a power-play goal along with two additional goals to spur the team to victory.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado.
- Devils are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.
- Under is 19-6-5 in the last 30 meetings.
- Devils are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
I will back the under in this contest versus two teams that have regularly struggled on the offensive end. In the end, while I expect the Avalanche to pick up a 3-1 victory at home, look for the total to not surpass its set limit for this Sunday night matchup.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Devils 1 – Avalanche 3
Colorado will indeed right their ship versus a New Jersey team that has managed to win two straight; However, continue to struggle on the season on both ends of the ice. Look for Colorado to neutralize their inconsistent offense in this matchup en route to the win.
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