Red Wings vs Avalanche Prediction NHL Picks 3/6/24

Colorado Avalanche (38-20-5) vs Detroit Red Wings (33-22-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -200 / Detroit Red Wings +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings will play the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. Detroit has lost two games in a row, while Colorado has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Red Wings vs Avalanche prediction.

Red Wings Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are 33-22-6 this year after they lost to Florida by a score of 4-0 in their last game. Detroit allowed two goals in the second and two in the third for the shutout loss. The Red Wings were out shot by a total of 37-21 and went 0-5 on the power play in the game. Detroit lost to the Islanders by a score of 5-3 in the game prior to Florida, but did win the previous six games. The Red Wings are scoring 3.51 goals per game and they are allowing 3.20 goals against per game, while going 22.7% on the power play and 80.9% on the penalty kill. Alex DeBrincat has 23 goals, 30 assists, and 167 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Detroit is Alex Lyon, who is 18-10-2 this year with a 2.79 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. The Red Wings will face the Coyotes, Golden Knights, and Sabres after this game.

Avalanche Preview

The Colorado Avalanche are 38-20-5 this season after they defeated Chicago by a score of 5-0 in their last game. Colorado scored twice in the first, twice in the second, and once in the third for the shutout win. The Avalanche recorded 37 shots on goal and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Colorado lost to Nashville by a score of 5-1 in the game prior to Chicago, but did beat the Blackhawks and Stars before that. The Avalanche are scoring 3.65 goals per game and they are allowing 3.06 goals against per game, while going 24.2% on the power play and 80.8% on the penalty kill. Nathan MacKinnon has led Colorado with 39 goals, 66 assists, and 302 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Colorado is Alexandar Georgiev, who is 31-15-3 this year with a 2.91 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

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Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Artturi Lehkonen has scored the first goal in each of his last three home appearances against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored at least one goal in 10 of his last 11 appearances against the Red Wings.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in each of the Avalanche's last 17 home games.
  • Cale Makar has recorded at least one point in each of the Avalanche's last 13 games as home favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks T1st in the league for Points (105) this season.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Patrick Kane has scored a goal in five of his last six appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Patrick Kane has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Dylan Larkin has recorded an assist in nine of his last 10 appearances with the Red Wings as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • J.T. Compher has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Red Wings this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.65).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 7th in the league in power play percentage this season (24.20%).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.51).
  • The Detroit Red Wings are one of only three teams to win 5+ games when trailing after Period 2 this season.

Red Wings vs Avalanche Betting Prediction

Detroit comes into this matchup on a two game losing streak and they have been out scored 9-3 in those two losses. The Red Wings had won their previous six games and were starting to play very well, but were knocked off track by New York and Florida. Colorado has won three of their last four games and they are 24-6-0 at home this season. These two teams met just a couple of weeks ago in Detroit, with the Red Wings winning in overtime. The Wings have a very solid offensive attack, but Dylan Larkin will be out for this game, which is a huge loss. We have seen the Detroit defense play poorly in their last two games and I think we are going to see plenty of goals here. Take the over in this game. 

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

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