Vancouver Canucks Travel to Colorado to Face the Avalanche
The Vancouver Canucks will be heading to the Ball Arena to face off in a Western Conference meeting against the Colorado Avalanche.
This will be the third and final regular-season matchup between these franchises, with the Avalanche winning both games, including a 4-2 road victory back on November 17th.
Vancouver is currently fifth in the Pacific Division (30-25-7, 67 points), while Colorado is convincingly atop the Central Division (44-13-5, 93 points).
Both of these teams are two of the better franchises this season in the Western Conference, so this should be a great matchup that we have not seen since the early stages of the season. Let’s look at the Canucks and Avalanche to decide where we should bet.
Game Preview: Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche March 23rd
The Canucks are scoring the puck decently well as they are averaging 2.84 goals on 32.5 shots per game. Center J.T. Miller has been playing extremely well as he is tied for eighth in the league in assists and tied for ninth in points as he has recorded 73 points (24 goals, 49 assists) with eight points being added in his last five games.
On the defensive side of things, Vancouver is giving up 2.82 goals on 31.6 shot attempts so far. Goaltender Thatcher Demko has been doing decently well this year as he is 27-18-3 with 2.63 goals allowed per game and a .917 save percentage.
Center Nazem Kadri has done extremely well this season as he is eighth in the sport in points and seventh in the NHL in assists as he has produced 74 points (23 goals, 51 assists) while having just two points in his previous five games.
Colorado has been doing incredibly well on the offensive side of the ice as they are scoring 3.84 goals on 35 shot attempts this season. Goalie Darcy Kuemper has been playing very well with a 29-8-2 record while having a .923 save percentage and 2.41 goals allowed per game. As a team, the Avalanche are allowing 2.77 goals on 31.5 shots this season.
Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche Betting Prediction
These teams are expected to play a very close game. The offenses, as of late, show just that, as the Canucks are scoring 2.5 goals in their last four games while the Avalanche are averaging 3.3 goals in their previous three games.
However, the Colorado Avalanche have arguably the best home-ice advantage in the entire sport as they are a remarkable 24-3-3 inside of the Ball Arena.
Looking at the against the spread numbers this season, Vancouver is 36-26 while Colorado is 31-31. Go with the Canucks to cover the spread, but the Avalanche to win in their arena.
* 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.