Colorado Avalanche Travel to Pittsburgh to Face the Penguins
The Colorado Avalanche will travel to the PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday evening to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in an Eastern Conference vs Western Conference matchup.
Colorado is the best in the entire sport right now (48-14-6, 102 points), while Pittsburgh is third in the Metropolitan Division (41-18-10, 92 points). These teams played against each other on Saturday, which was their only H2H game this season.
These two teams are extremely competitive this season and have huge goals. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Colorado Avalanche to determine where we should be placing our wagers.
Game Preview: Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins April 5th
Colorado has been doing incredibly well on the offensive side of the ice as they are averaging 3.76 goals on 35.3 shots per game so far. Center Nazem Kadri has been doing very well as he is tied for 37th in the sport in goals, seventh in the NHL in assists, and tied for sixth in the league in points. He has recorded 83 points (26 goals, 57 assists) while adding seven points in his previous four games.
On the defensive side of things, the Avalanche is giving up 2.74 goals on 31.4 shot attempts. Starting goalie Darcy Kuemper has been one of the best goaltenders in the sport as he has posted a 31-9-3 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.37 goals allowed per game.
Center Sidney Crosby has been doing well this year as he is tied for 19th in the league in assists and tied for 19th in the NHL in points as he has scored 71 points (25 goals, 46 assists) with an additional five points in his last three games.
The Penguins are scoring at a solid pace as they are scoring 3.30 goals on 34.5 shot attempts. Goaltender Tristan Jarry has been one of the best at the position as he is 33-14-6 with 2.33 goals allowed per game and a .921 save percentage. Pittsburgh has been playing incredibly strong defensively as they are allowing 2.59 goals on 30.4 shots up to this point.
Colorado Avalanche at Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Prediction
With two incredibly solid goaltenders, the defensive side of the ice is going to be the biggest factor. Colorado has allowed two goals per game in their last three games, while Pittsburgh is giving up 3.4 goals per game in their previous five games.
The Avalanche are 34-34 against the spread this season, while the Penguins are currently 34-35 against the spread, so there is no big difference there. All in all, go with the Colorado Avalanche to cover the puck line on the road in this matchup.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.