Avalanche vs Red Wings Prediction NHL Picks 2/22/24

Detroit Red Wings (29-20-6) vs Colorado Avalanche (35-18-4)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +126 / Colorado Avalanche -156 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Detroit Red Wings look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are coming off wins over the Coyotes and Canucks. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.68 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 33 goals, Cale Maker has 47 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.18 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 133 goals on 1,312 shots faced, while Justus Annunen has given up 12 goals on 107 shots.

Detroit Red Wings Betting Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off wins over the Flames and Kraken. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 3.49 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 24 goals, Lucas Raymond has 30 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.25 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 60 goals on 556 shots faced, while Alex Lyon has allowed 67 goals on 764 shots.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Dylan Larkin has scored at least one goal in each of the Red Wings' last four night games at Little Caesars Arena.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded at least one point in each of the Red Wings' last 11 night games at Little Caesars Arena.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded at least one assist in each of the Red Wings' last seven games as home underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Dylan Larkin has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Red Wings this season (2).

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored at least one goal in nine of his last 10 appearances against the Red Wings.
  • Gabriel Landeskog has recorded at least one point in seven of his last eight appearances against the Red Wings.
  • Cale Makar has recorded at least one assist in 16 of the Avalanche's last 17 games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks 1st in the league for multi-point games (29) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.49).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 5th in the league for power play goals this season (47).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank T1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.68).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 1st in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.33).

Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings prediction

The Colorado Avalanche are going to be favored because they've had more success this season, their reputation, and the fact they don't lose to the Red Wings. The Avs have won 10 straight games against the Red Wings, not losing since March 2017. A win here would push that streak to 11 games, the largest winning streak of the rivalry. Regardless, the Red Wings are playing great hockey as of late and have been a team that's not going away quietly. At home, it feels like there's some value with the plus money. Give me the Red Wings and the more favorable price. 

Randy’s Pick Detroit Red Wings +126

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