Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 4/9/2024

The Minnesota Wild (37-30-10) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (48-24-6) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver 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 Stars. Puck drop is set for 9:30 ET.

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The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota heads into this game with an overall record of 37-30-10 and is currently in 10th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Minnesota is in 6th place with a record of 9-16. On the road, the Wild have gone 17-16-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, Minnesota has gone 4-6 and has lost two straight games as the underdog. When they have been the underdog this season, the Wild have gone 12-23-5.

Minnesota enters the game with an overall puck line record of 40-37, including a road puck line record of 21-16. Their average scoring margin for the season sits at -0.1 goals per game, and they have gone 24-16 vs. the puck line as the underdog.

Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line, and they have dropped two straight games vs. the puck line as the underdog. So far this year, they have 25 wins by multiple goals compared to 21 losses by multiple goals.

Facing the Blackhawks in their last game, the Wild won by a score of 4-0. On offense, the Wild were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net three times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. Minnesota’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 37 shots on goal and two giveaways.

Minnesota also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant, going 29-8-1. They have also been favored in 66 of their 78 games this year, including tonight’s game against the Wild. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 5-5 and have lost their last two games.

Overall, the Avalanche have a record of 48-24-6 and have accumulated 102 points. Against other teams in the Western Conference, they have gone 32-14 this season. In their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 2-3, and over their last three games, they have gone 1-2.

At home this season, Colorado has a puck line record of 22-16, and their average scoring margin is +1.6 goals per game. So far, the Avalanche have 34 wins by multiple goals, and their puck line record against conference opponents is 37-41.

So far, the team’s puck line record as the favorite is 32-34, and their average scoring differential in games they are favored is +1 goal per contest. In their last ten home games, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 5-5, and their puck line record for the season is 37-41.

The Avalanche are looking to bounce back from a 7-4 loss at home to the Stars. Against the Stars, the Avalanche’s offense netted goals in all three periods. Out of Colorado’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 38 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Colorado took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Wild have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 19th in the league. So far this year, the Wild are 22-15 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-15 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Wild come in with an over/under record of 36-37-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 42 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.

Avalanche Offense Breakdown

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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 2nd position in the league. Looking at how the Avalanche’s offense is performing during power plays, they are 2nd in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 44-31-3. For the season, they have had 45 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.8 goals per game.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 8th in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Wild vs Avalanche Trends

  • Minnesota has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Across the Avalanche last ten home games, the team averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 7-3 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Colorado was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Minnesota has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 puck line in their last three games.

Wild vs Avalanche Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Avalanche is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -203, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Wild to cover. Even if the Avalanche manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Wild should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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