Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction 3/28/2024

The New York Rangers (47-20-4) travel to face off against the Colorado Avalanche (46-21-5) on Thursday, March 28th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ESPN+. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canadiens. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

As the first-place team in the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers have a record of 47-20-4 and have won three straight games. On the road, the Rangers have gone 22-11-4 this season, and in their last ten games, they have gone 8-2.

When playing teams from the Western Conference, the Rangers have gone 29-13 this season. As the underdog, New York has gone 10-4-2 this season and have won two straight games when they are the underdog.

On the road this season, the Rangers’ average scoring margin is +.5 goals per contest. So far, they have 28 wins by more than one goal compared to just 16 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 36-35, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line over their last ten games. In their last three games, the Rangers have gone 1-2 against the puck line.

The Rangers most recently faced the Flyers at home and achieved a 6-5 win. Offensively, the Rangers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and four goals in the third. One of New York’s six goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 27 shots on goal.

New York couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Avalanche have been nearly unbeatable, going 28-7-0. Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 9-1 and they are currently on a two-game win streak as the underdog. In the Western Conference, the Avalanche are in third place with a record of 46-21-5. In games against other Western Conference teams, Colorado has gone 30-12.

Overall, the Avalanche have been favored in 61 of their 72 games this season, going 41-15-5 in those contests. Against teams from the Central Division, Colorado has gone 13-8 this season. Over their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 4-1.

So far this season, the Avalanche have gone 35-37 against the puck line, including a mark of 21-14 at home. Overall, they have 32 wins by multiple goals and have gone 30-31 against the puck line when favored.

Over their last ten home games, the Avs have gone just 5-5 against the puck line and are currently on a two-game losing streak vs. the puck line at home. In their last ten games, Colorado has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

Following a 2-1 loss at home to the Canadiens, the Avalanche are eager to bounce back. In the first period on offense, the Avalanche managed to score one time, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. Against Montreal, Colorado’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 28 shots on goal overall.

Colorado went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

New York Offense Breakdown

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 38-30-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 37 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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For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 1st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Avalanche offense is 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 40-29-3. For the season, they have had 41 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 21st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 18th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 19th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.4 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Rangers vs Avalanche Trends

  • New York has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Through their last three home games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Colorado has an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Rangers have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 4-1 straight up.

Rangers vs Avalanche Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Avalanche to defeat the Rangers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -157, I’m placing a wager on the Avalanche to win outright.

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