Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Avalanche NHL Odds
Looking for Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Penguins taking on the Avalanche on Thursday February 9th, 2017 at the Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
(33-14-4-2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche (15-33-1-1)
Date: Thursday February 9th, 2017
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -203
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Pittsburgh -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Pittsburgh looks to avenge a tough overtime loss to Calgary when they head into Colorado to do battle with the Avalanche on Thursday night.
Sydney Crosby continues to be one of the most prolific players in the NHL and enters play on Thursday look to add to his league high 60 points.
Crosby notched an assist in the loss to Calgary, which resulted in his 1000th point and put him as the 12th fastest player in the NHL to reach the 1000 point mark.
Crosby has been red hot, recording 15 points over his last 11 games as he’s found the back of the net 4 times and has added 11 assists.
Pittsburgh will begin a short 2 game road swing as they continue to flirt around the .500 mark on the road.
The Penguins enter play 11-10-2-1 away from Pittsburgh as defense has been a huge red flag. They’ve given up 3.17 goals per game when playing on the road, one of the worst marks in the NHL.
The Avalanche haven’t seen many W’s back to back in the column this year.
They’ll attempt to see 3 of them as they enter play with 2 straight wins. This is the first time this team has captured back to back wins since November as they simply have struggled to find any sort of consistency.
Colorado will look to lean on C Nathan MacKinnon, who played extremely well against Pittsburgh last time out and also has been on quite a tear.
MacKinnon had a pair of assists against Pittsburgh earlier this season and has recorded 3 goals and 8 assists over his 13 contests.
Colorado enters play just 7-18 at home this year.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Avalanche are 2-11 in their last 13 games following a win.
- Avalanche are 4-26 in their last 30 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games.
- Penguins are 45-17 in their last 62 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Penguins are 23-9 in their last 32 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Penguins are 38-15 in their last 53 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Penguins are far more quicker and talented than this Colorado team.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -1.5
The Penguins should have no issues here, as they will roll over the Avs on Thursday night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Colorado 2- Pittsburgh 5
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