Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 17 (10/17): NHL
- Oct 17, 2022, 5:48:09 AM
|Time||9:30 p.m. EST|
|Avalanche money line||+120|
|Avalanche spread||+1.5 (-220)|
|Wild money line||-140|
|Wild spread||-1.5 (+180)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Colorado Avalanche||Minnesota Wild|
|Home / road record||24-13-6||32-9-2|
|Goals per game||3.77||3.72|
|Goals allowed per game||2.92||3.04|
|Shots per game||30.4||32.5|
|Shots allowed per game||31.6||31.4|
|Over / under record||46-36-4||49-34-3|
The Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild will meet again at the Enterprise Center in Colorado to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 1st round in the West. The Avalanche won the first game 4-0 and the Wild tied the series by beating them 6-2 in Game 2.
The Avalanche have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 24-16 on the road this season with a 56-18-7 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Avalanche are 15-6-4 against opponents from the Central. Colorado has scored 307 goals and leads the Western Conference averaging 3.8 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 36.
Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 36 goals and has 91 points. Valeri Nichushkin has six assists over the last 10 games for Colorado.
In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 5-5, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.3 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
The Wild have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 32-11 at home this season with a 55-24-7 record overall ranking 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild have gone 15-15 against division opponents. Minnesota ranks fifth in the league recording 10 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.2 assists.
Kirill Kaprizov has 47 goals and 61 assists for the Wild. Ryan Hartman has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Wild are 7-3, averaging four goals, 6.6 assists, 5.2 penalties and 14.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
St. Louis are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.
St. Louis are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against Minnesota.
Minnesota are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games against St. Louis.
Minnesota are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.
The Avalanche bounced back to beat the Wild in Game 4 and tie the series but it will be tough for them as they will go back to Minnesota where the Wild win the 74% of the time this season and they'll be forced to win at home or things will get complicated for them. Take the Wild.
PICK: Wild ML (-140)
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