Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild - 1/31/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild - 1/31/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (6-3) vs Colorado Avalanche (5-4)

Game Info: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild +123 / Colorado Avalanche -143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Colorado Avalanche look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with six goals, Cale Makar has nine assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 90.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 13 goals on 181 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed three goals on 26 shots.

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 6.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with five goals, Jordan Greenway has six assists and Kevin Fiala has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed eight goals on 106 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 11 goals on 132 shots.

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The Avalanche are 16-6 in their last 22 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wild are 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games and 6-14 in their last 20 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 road games. The under is 18-7-1 in Wild last 26 Sunday games. The Avalanche are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Minnesota.

The Colorado Avalanche are on a tear right now, which includes outscoring opponents 15-4 during their three-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild have been held to one or less goals in three of their last seven games and haven't had much success dating back to last year on the end of back to backs. The Avalanche and this high powered offense is tough to step in front of right now. I'll lay the more than reasonable price with the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -143

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