Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers - 10/30/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (5-3-4) at Colorado Avalanche (8-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -140 / Florida Panthers +127 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The Florida Panthers look for a big road win after splitting their last eight games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with six goals, Aleksander Barkov has 13 assists and Mike Hoffman has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 33 goals on 253 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 10 goals on 105 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed four or more goals in four of their last seven games.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with six goals, Cale Makar has nine assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 21 goals on 261 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed eight goals on 108 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 24-49 in their last 73 games as a road underdog and 18-52 in their last 70 Wednesday games. The Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 14-3 in their last 17 games as a home favorite and 19-7 in their last 26 home games. The over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 overall. The underdog is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
There were nine goals between the Panthers and Avalanche when these clubs met less than two weeks ago and there's been seven or more goals in four of the last five meetings overall. The Panthers are one of the worst teams in the league in goals against and the Avalanche are one of the worst teams in shots against. There should be a lot of offense in this contest once again, which is why I'm ignoring the side and going with the over the total.