Avalanche vs Bruins Prediction - NHL Picks 1/18/24

Boston Bruins (26-8-9) vs Colorado Avalanche (29-13-3)

Game Info: Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -135 / Colorado Avalanche +109 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Boston Bruins face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at TD Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Avalanche vs Bruins prediction.

Avalanche Offense Coming Off Huge Game

The Avalanche faced off against the Ottawa Senators in the last game and they are sure looked good. The Avalanche defense might have given up four goals, bu the offense scored seven goals on the way to the victory. Mikko Rantanen finished with two goals. The Avalanche on the season is averaging 3.73 goals while their defense is giving up 3.11 goals per game. The offense is ranked 2nd while the defense is ranked 17th. Nathan MacKinnon has scored 23 goals and added 49 assists so far this season. The Avs will meet the Flyers after this one.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Jonathan Drouin has scored at least one goal in each of the Avalanche's last three games as underdogs.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in each of the Avalanche's last nine games.
  • Logan O'Connor has recorded at least one point in seven of the Avalanche's last eight games.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks T1st in the league for Points (72) this season.

Bruins Look for Third Straight Win

The Bruins have played pretty well heading into this game and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against the New Jersey Devils, the Bruins scored three goals and they ended up winning by three goals. The Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals while their defense is giving up 2.63 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the defense is ranked 5th. David Pastrnak has scored 26 goals and added 35 assists so far this season. There are three different players that put up at least 32 points this season. 

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored the first goal in three of the Bruins' last four games against the Avalanche.
  • David Pastrnak has scored at least one goal in each of the Bruins' last eight home games against Central Division opponents.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite against the Avalanche.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk has recorded at least one assist in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite against the Avalanche.
  • Trent Frederic ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference for shooting percentage (20.3) this season.

Avalanche vs Bruins Betting Prediction 

The Avalanche in the last game scored seven goals and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Avalanche defense has also been an issue and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. The Bruins offense is also going to have no issue running up the score and this game is going to go over the total. Back the over to cash here with ease. This is one of my favorite plays on the board. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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