The Colorado Avalanche saw their seven-game winning streak snapped in their most recent game, but they will be trying to start a new streak on Friday night. The Avs will be in Vancouver for a matchup with the Canucks in a very important game in the Western Conference.
Colorado comes into this game with 88 points on the season, which puts them just 2 points out of first place in the Central Division. The Avs are going to make the playoffs, but want to earn the top overall seed. Vancouver comes into this game with 74 points, but they have lost four straight games.
The Canucks need to start winning games to make the playoffs. The Colorado Avalanche are listed at -138 over the Vancouver Canucks in this road game.
Canucks Defense Letting Down Offense
The Vancouver Canucks can really score on the offensive side of the ice, but they have been allowing goals like crazy as well. Vancouver is averaging over 3.2 goals per game this season while allowing over 3.1 goals per game.
The Canucks are a great power-play team, but their penalty kill has been bad. J.T. Miller leads the team with 26 goals to go along with 69 points on the season.
Avalanche Rolling on Offense
The Colorado Avalanche are scoring goals like crazy this season, and Nathan MacKinnon is leading the way. MacKinnon leads the team with 34 goals, 54 assists, and 88 points this season. The young center has been dominant on offense, but he has gotten plenty of help as well.
The Avs are scoring over 3.4 goals per game this season.
Avs Too Much Even on Road
Things have not been going well for the Vancouver Canucks of late, and playing the Colorado Avalanche won't make things any easier. The Canucks are struggling on both ends of the ice, and they were going to need to play their best to win this game.
Colorado has its sights set on the top spot in the Western Conference, and they are going to win this game.
Take the Colorado Avalanche -138 over the Vancouver Canucks in this road game.
Top Prop Bets
Team to Score First:
- Colorado Avalanche -135
- Vancouver Canucks +105
The Colorado Avalanche are the much better offensive team in this game, and they have also been getting off to fast starts of late. Even though there is greater value in betting on the Canucks with this bet, taking the Colorado Avalanche -135 is the correct play.
Team Scoring First Wins Game:
- Yes -230
- No +170
Since we think that the Avs are going to score first, then we must double up, so take the "Yes" bet in this matchup. If you want to try to hedge your bet, then you can bet on the "No" side of things, but this one feels pretty secure.
Will This Game Go to Overtime:
- Yes +285
- No -400
The Avs are going to win this game, but it might take some extra time to get it done. It might be worth it to bet on this game going to overtime with such great odds.
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