The Colorado Avalanche return home to face the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, looking to build off of the momentum that they picked up on the road. Colorado has won four straight games, and it is now just three points out of first place in the Central Division. The Avalanche are an explosive team that is fun to watch.
Ottawa has just 47 points this season, and things have not gone particularly well for it of late. The Senators have lost five straight games, and this might be a team that starts to trade away some assets here in a few weeks.
Avalanche Can Really Score
Colorado can score goals in a hurry, and it is led by Nathan MacKinnon. MacKinnon has 32 goals and 44 assists this season, and he just continues to get better as the season goes along.
The Avalanche are also allowing just 2.9 goals per game this season, which keeps them in every contest.
Offense A Mystery For Senators
The Senators are scoring just 2.7 goals per game this season, which is below the league average. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads the team with 21 goals and 34 points, but there just isn't a ton of firepower on this roster.
On top of that, the Senators are also allowing 3.3 goals per game.
Avalanche Pick Up Home Win
The Avalanche have been one of the best teams in the NHL over the last few weeks, and it's hard to see them slowing down in this game. Colorado is loaded with offensive weapons, and MacKinnon will have a big game in this one.
Ottawa is one of the worst teams in the NHL for a reason, and that will be evident in this game. Take the Avalanche to make it five wins in a row.
Monkey Knife Fight Picks
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Here are some of the top Monkey Knife Fight prop bets from this game:
More/Less - Pick 2/2 to win
- Nathan MacKinnon 0.5 Assists
- Brady Tkachuk 3.5 Shots on Goal + Shot Blocks
This one feels like an absolute lock, and betting on the more is the right play with this pick. MacKinnon has been a point-scoring machine of late, and Brady Tkachuk is going to be getting plenty of shots in this game.
More/Less - Pick 2/2 to Win
- Philipp Grubauer 30.5 Goaltending Saves
- Thomas Chabot 0.5 Assists
This game centers around the offense for Ottawa, and it has not been a great offensive team this season. The Senators will have to get some shots on goal in this game because they are going to be trailing for much of the contest. That will force Grubauer to make at least 31 saves in this one.
If the Senators are able to find the back of the net, then there is a good chance that Chabot will have an assist. That is easier said than done, and taking the under 0.5 assists is the right play.