The Colorado Avalanche (32-16-4) travel to face off against the Florida Panthers (32-15-4) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hurricanes. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.
Avalanche vs Panthers
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Avalanche are 32-16-4 and currently sit in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 5-5 and they have lost their last two games. As the underdog, the Avalanche have gone 3-4-0 this year.
On the road, the Avalanche are 12-11-4 this year and have lost their last two road games. In games against other Western Conference teams, Colorado has gone 20-11 this year.
On the road this season, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 9-18, and they have gone 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, Colorado has been favored in 45 games and has a puck line record of 22-23 when favored.
Overall, the Avalanche have 24 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin for the season is +.6 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, Colorado’s puck line record is 4-6.
In their most recent game, the Avalanche fell to the Hurricanes on the road by a score of 5-2. In the first period on offense, the Avalanche managed to score two times, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 27 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Colorado not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Panthers have gone 15-8-2, and they have been favored in 41 of their 51 games. In the Atlantic Division, Florida is in second place, and they have gone 6-4 against divisional opponents this year. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games when they have been the underdog.
Through 51 games, the Panthers have a record of 32-15-4, and they have picked up 68 points. In the Eastern Conference, Florida is in third place, and they have gone 16-7 against other teams in the East. Over their last five games, the Panthers have gone 4-1, and they have a record of 27-12-2 when they have been the favorite.
Florida comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. So far, they have gone 24-27 against the puck line this season, including a puck line record of 9-16 at home.
Coming into the game, the Panthers have gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten home games. Overall, Florida has been the favorite in 41 of their games, going 16-25 against the puck line as the favorite.
The Panthers most recently faced the Capitals at home and achieved a 4-2 win. In the opening period, the Panthers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Florida’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 41 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Florida also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 3rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the league.
The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 31-19-2. Over the season, there have been 31 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.9 goals per game.
Panthers Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Panthers come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 1st position in the league. Coming into the game, the Panthers have a 24-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-2.
The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 18-31-2. For the season, they have had 33 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Colorado Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 20th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Florida Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Panthers Trends
- Although Colorado has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-4. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- In their last ten games at home, the Panthers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Panthers have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 6-4 and an puck line mark of 5-5.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Panthers to pick up on a win over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline sitting at -136, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Panthers straight-up.
When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Panthers to secure the win and cover. Expect the Panthers to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Avalanche.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will remain below that figure, and we recommend wagering on the under.
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