What should be the best game on this NHL Sunday slate features the top two teams in the Central Division in the Avalanche vs Wild. The Wild have momentum on their side after trading for reigning Vezina Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury and have not played a road game in 16 days, stringing together five straight victories entering tonight’s contest with Colorado. The Avalanche hope to put an end to that streak, as they look to pounce on a Minnesota team who have eked out two overtime victories in the last three nights.
Let’s take a look at the betting odds, trends and picks for the game and give our Avalanche vs Wild prediction.
Avalanche vs Wild NHL Betting Preview and Stream
NHL Regular Season
Colorado Avalanche (46-14-5, 20-10-2 Away) vs. Minnesota Wild (38-20-4, 21-7-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
This Avalanche vs Wild game is a little bit difficult to cap. The total is rather high at 6.5, but not high enough where you can feel even a little bit comfortable in taking the under.
It is hard not to favor the Avalanche in this game given their 3-1 record over the Wild this season, and the fact they have been an absolute juggernaut against the NHL’s best, making them the current front runner for the Presidents Trophy.
Minnesota has been on a good run. However, in this situation, being winners of five straight may almost be a detriment when playing a team like Colorado. Add in the fact Minnesota is on the second night of a back-to-back and you’ve got the recipe for an Avalanche victory.
Avalanche vs Wild NHL Betting Odds & Spread
Moneyline: COL: (-140) | MIN: (+120)
Puck Line: COL: -1.5 (+175) | MIN: +1.5 (-210)
Total: 6.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Team Totals: COL o3.5 (-115) / u3.5 (-125) | MIN o2.5 (-165) / u2.5 (+125)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: COL: (76%) | MIN: (24%)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup: COL: (+450) | MIN: (+2000)
Avalanche vs Wild NHL Betting Trends
– Colorado is 33-32 (50.8%) ATS this season
– Colorado is 36-25-4 (58.5%) to the Over this season
– Minnesota is 28-34 (45.2%) ATS this season
– Minnesota is 37-23-2 (61.3%) to the Over this season
Avalanche vs Wild NHL Stats
– Colorado averages 3.82 goals per game (GPG) this season (No. 2 in NHL)
– Avalanche have surrendered 2.77 GPG (No. 8 in NHL)
– Minnesota averages 3.65 GPG this season (T-No. 3 in NHL)
– Wild have surrendered 3.13 GPG (No. 19 in NHL)
– Colorado has a goal differential of +70 in 65 games this season
– Minnesota has a goal differential of +33 in 62 games this season
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Avalanche vs Wild Prediction
We expect Colorado’s key players to get involved and lead the Avalanche to their 21st road victory of the season.
Minnesota will not roll over and may even keep this game within one until late in the third. If you feel like taking a risk, Avalanche -1.5 is the play for you.
Our best bet is the safer play, laying the -140 juice on the Avalanche money line.
Our NHL betting Avalanche vs Wild prediction tonight will be Avalanche ML at BetUS.
For what it’s worth, the numberFire gives the Avalanche a 52.5% chance to win.
Avalanche vs Wild Prediction and Picks
Colorado Avalanche – ML (-140) / -1.5 (+175)