The Colorado Avalanche host the Detroit Red Wings in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee on Monday afternoon. Colorado comes into this game with 60 points on the season, and the Detroit Red Wings have yet to reach 30 points on the year.
The Avalanche are listed at -330 in this matchup with the Red Wings.
Red Wings Struggle To Score
The Red Wings are scoring just 2.1 goals per game this season, and they struggle putting scoring lines on the ice. Center Tyler Bertuzzi leads the team with 16 goals and 34 points this season, and he is the lone bright spot for this team. The Red Wings need to find more offense to start winning games.
Avalanche Are Explosive
The Avalanche are scoring 3.6 goals per game this season, and they are deadly on all four lines. Center Nathan MacKinnon leads the team with 28 goals and 42 assists, but he has had plenty of help. Look for the Avs to speed up the tempo and take some chances in this game.
Avs Beat Bad Red Wings Team
The Detroit Red Wings don't do anything very well, and they don't pose a real threat in this game. This is a game that the Avalanche can't afford to lose, and they won't. Bet the Colorado Avalanche -330 over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.
Player Prop Betting at Monkey Knife Fight
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Goaltender Matchup: More/Less
Phillipp Grubauer/Jimmy Howard: More or Less than 26.5 saves
The first matchup features a more/less bet on the number of saves that each goaltender will have. We are taking the More for Jimmy Howard, and the Less for Phillipp Grubauer.
Star Players: More or Less
Nathan MacKinnon: 0.5 Assists
Dylan Larkin: 3.5 Shots on Goal + Blocks
This prop bet gives us two different things to focus on, but this one feels like a lock. We like taking the MORE on both of these bets. MacKinnon is a scoring machine, and Larkin is going to get some shots on net.
Rapid Fire: Pick 2/2
This bet gives two matchups, with a chance to decide which side will have the higher total. We are going to double up on the two bets that we previously made in an effort to win more money. Here are the two matchups:
Shots on Goal + Blocks: Nathan MacKinnon vs. Dylan Larkin
Goaltender Saves: Jimmy Howard vs. Philipp Grubauer
Both of these matchups should be pretty close to call, but we have done the research to deliver the best picks. Bet on MacKinnon to have the higher total of shots on goal + blocks. The Avalanche are going to have more shots on goal, and taking Howard in that matchup is the right pick.