Colorado Avalanche vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 5 (4/5): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 5 (4/5): NHL

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Avalanche money line -105
Avalanche spread +1.5 (-240)
Penguins money line -115
Penguins spread -1.5 (+200)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Colorado Avalanche Pittsburgh Penguins
Record 49-14-6 41-19-10
Road / home record 21-10-3 19-10-5
Streak W3 L1
Goals per game 3.75 3.29
Goals allowed per game 2.73 2.60
Shots per game 35.4 34.6
Shots allowed per game 31.6 30.5
PP % 25.4% 22.0%
PK % 21.29% 14.45%
Over / under record 36-28-5 34-33-3
Preview

The Coloado Avalanche hit the road and will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.  This is the second time these teams face off this season. The Avs won the last game 3-2 at home.

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Colorado have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 21-13 on the road so far this season. They have 49-14-6 overall record ranking first in the Central. Colorado ranks second in the league averaging 6.5 assists per game, led by Nathan MacKinnon with 0.9.

Devon Toews leads the Avalanche with a plus-46 in 58 games this season. Rantanen has eight goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 8-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .944 save percentage.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

The Penguins have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 19-15 at home this season ranking 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh averages just 3.0 penalties per game, the least in the Eastern Conference. Kris Letang leads the team averaging 0.3.

Letang leads the Penguins with 53 assists and has 60 points this season. Sidney Crosby has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 5-4-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Colorado are 3-1 SU in their last 4 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games.

Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Pittsburgh are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado.

Prediction

These are two of the best teams in the NHL both are ranked in the top 10 in offense and defense. The Penguins are playing really good at home winning 4 of their last 5 games. This is only the fifth time the Avs have been underdogs and they have lost 2 of 4 times and they are 3-7 in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh. Last time these two teams met the Avs won 3-2 so I expect another close game and with two of the best defenses in the NHL I think the play is the under.

PICK: Under 6 (-110)

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