The Colorado Avalanche (32-14-3) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (30-16-3) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Avalanche vs Rangers
The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win
Overall, the Avalanche have been fantastic this season. They come into this game with a record of 32-14-3, good for 67 points and 2nd place in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, Colorado has gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games.
On the road, the Avalanche are 12-9-3 this season, and they have gone 20-11 against Western Conference opponents. As the underdog this season, Colorado has gone 3-3, and they have been the underdog in just six of their 49 games.
On the road this season, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 9-15, and their average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game. Overall, they have 24 wins by multiple goals and 8 wins by just one goal.
So far, Colorado’s puck line record is 25-24, and their average scoring differential is +.8 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 6-4 against the puck line.
In their last game, the Avalanche were the hosts against the Kings, and they came away with a 5-1 win. Offensively, the Avalanche’s offense scored in each period against the Kings. Out of Colorado’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 31 shots on goal and had three giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Colorado also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Rangers have gone 15-7-0 and have been favored in 39 of their 49 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are currently in 3rd place and have a record of 30-16-3 overall. In the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers are in 1st place.
Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 4-6 and have dropped to 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In their last five games, the Rangers have gone 2-3 and have gone 1-2 over their last three games.
At home this season, the Rangers have gone 8-14 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is +.4 goals per game. So far, New York has won 18 games by multiple goals and has lost 12 games by multiple goals.
Overall, the Rangers’ puck line record is 23-26, and they have gone 14-25 vs. the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is 4-6, and their average scoring differential as the favorite is just +.2 goals per game.
In their most recent matchup, the Rangers played against the Senators and won with a score of 7-2. In the first period, the Rangers struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with five times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, New York managed to score all seven goals at even strength. They concluded with 29 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, New York managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. So far this year, the Avalanche are 20-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 29-18-2. Throughout the season, they have played 29 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7 per game.
Rangers Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 5th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the NHL.
The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 26-20-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 25 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.2 per game.
Colorado Team Defense
The Avalanche defense is currently 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
The Rangers defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Rangers Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Colorado has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- In their last five games at home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- New York has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
- The Avalanche have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Rangers to defeat the Avalanche while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -116, I’m placing a wager on the Rangers to win outright.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Avalanche to cover. Even if the Rangers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Avalanche should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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