Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/21/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/21/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (13-6-2) at Minnesota Wild (8-11-2)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

The Line: Minnesota Wild +109 / Colorado Avalanche -120 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild meet Thursday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 13 goals, Cale Makar has 18 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 33 goals on 399 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 17 goals on 201 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.

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The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with eight goals, Eric Staal has nine assists and Matt Dumba has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 22 goals on 248 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in six of their last nine games.

The Avalanche are 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road favorite. The Wild are 7-16 in their last 23 home games, 7-17 in their last 24 vs. Western Conference and 3-12 in their last 15 games as an underdog. The over is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Avalanche are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche have won six of the last eight meetings against the Wild and enter this contest playing better hockey. The Minnesota Wild haven't been able to string together wins this season and haven't had any recent success on their home ice. While the Wild at home and the plus money is intriguing, as they have to win a home game eventually, there's a lot pointing toward the Colorado Avalanche getting the job done and the price is rather cheap. 

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -120

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