Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Colorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 4/4/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (47-22-6) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (36-28-10) on Thursday, April 4th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on ESPN+. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jackets. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Avalanche have gone 47-22-6, putting them in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, they have gone 7-3 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

When playing on the road this season, Colorado has gone 18-15-5 and has been favored in 64 of their 75 games. As the favorite, they have gone 42-16-6 for the year.

On the road this season, Colorado has gone just 14-24 against the puck line, and they are 36-39 overall. So far, the Avalanche have 33 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, Colorado is 31-33 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin in those games is +1 goal per contest. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 5-5 against the puck line on the road and 5-5 in their last ten games overall.

The Avalanche aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss on the road to the Blue Jackets. In the first and second periods, the Avalanche couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. Colorado’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 46 shots on goal in total.

Colorado was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Wild have gone 20-12-6 and have been the underdog in 38 of their 74 games. In the Western Conference, Minnesota is in 10th place and 6th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone 6-4 and have won two straight games as the favorite.

Overall, Minnesota has a record of 36-28-10 and has earned 82 points. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Wild have gone 21-21 this season. Over their last five games, Minnesota has gone 2-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

Minnesota enters the game with an average scoring differential of -.1 goals per game and has gone 39-35 against the puck line this season. So far, the Wild have gone 24-19 against the puck line at home.

Against the puck line, Minnesota has gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games at home. Overall, the team has 24 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal.

In their previous game, the Wild hosted the Senators and game away with a 3-2 win. Facing off against the Senators’ defense, the Wild offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Minnesota managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 19 shots on goal and committed 8 turnovers.

Despite the straight-up win, Minnesota did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. This year, the Avalanche have recorded a 32-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 12-9 record.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 41-31-3. For the season, they have had 42 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Wild Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Wild are averaging 3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 21st in the league. The Minnesota offense is ranked 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 30th in the NHL.

This season, the Wild’s have an over/under record of 34-36-4. Throughout the season, they have played 40 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 16th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Wild Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Colorado has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Minnesota has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Wild have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.

Avalanche vs Wild Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Wild to pick up on a win over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline sitting at +138, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Wild straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Wild winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Wild straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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