New York Rangers at Colorado Avalanche - 3/11/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (37-28-4) at Colorado Avalanche (41-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche / New York Rangers --- Over/Under:
The New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.
The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 39 goals, Artemi Panarin has 61 assists and Jacob Trouba has 165 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 84 goals on 883 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 93 goals on 1,035 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in 14 of their last 18 games.
The Colorado Avalanche need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 35 goals, Cale Makar has 35 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 90 goals on 1,067 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 75 goals on 964 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in 16 of their last 19 games.
The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The home team has won five of the last six meetings between the Rangers and Avalanche, and the Rangers are a team that's cooled off quite a bit since that impressive run where we were cashing on them left and right in the underdog role. The Colorado Avalanche are due for a bounce back victory after a rough week, and they should like their chances at home with the rest advantage as well. I look for the Colorado Avalanche to get a much needed victory to kind of stop the bleeding.