Avalanche vs. Red Wings betting preview

Media by Associated Press: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar skates to the puck against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Tempe

The Colorado Avalanche (39-22-6) are heavily favored when they go on the road against the Detroit Red Wings (30-28-9) on Saturday, March 18. The Avalanche are -173 on the moneyline to win against the Red Wings (+148) in the game, which begins at 1:00 PM ET on NHL Network, SN1, BSDET, and ALT.

Here is the intel you need to place your NHL bets on this contest.


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Avalanche vs. Red Wings betting lines

  • Favorite: Avalanche (-173)
  • Underdog: Red Wings (+148)
  • Over/under: 6.5

Avalanche vs. Red Wings Quick Facts

  • Colorado’s games this season have gone over 6.5 goals 25 of 67 times.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over 6.5 goals in 31 of 67 chances this season.
  • The combined goals scored average of these two teams, 6.2, is 0.3 less than Saturday’s over/under.
  • This game’s over/under is 0.5 more than the 6.0 goals these two clubs concede per game combined.

Avalanche Stats, Moneyline & Leaders

Avalanche Season Stat Insights

  • The Avalanche are ranked 16th in the league with 216 goals this season, an average of 3.2 per contest.
  • The Avalanche are ranked seventh in league play for the fewest goals against this season, having conceded 187 total goals (2.8 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential is ninth-best in the league at +29.
  • The Avalanche’s 52 power-play goals they’ve recorded this season (on 214 power-play chances) are the sixth-most in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche’s 24.3% power-play conversion rate ranks fifth-best in the league this season.
  • The Avalanche’s offense has netted five shorthanded goals this season (17th among all teams).
  • The Avalanche have the league’s 18th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 78.8%.
  • With a 46.4% faceoff win percentage, the Avalanche have the 27th-ranked rate in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche shoot 9.7% as a team, ranked 19th-best in the league.
  • The Avalanche have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 20.6 hits and 13.6 blocked shots per game.

Avalanche Moneyline

  • Colorado has gone 28-20 as the oddsmakers’ favorite this season.
  • In 23 games with moneyline oddds shorter than -173, the Avalanche have 14 wins.
  • There is a 63.4% chance that Colorado wins this contest, per the moneyline.

Avalanche Leaders

  • Nathan MacKinnon: 29 goals and 56 assists
  • Mikko Rantanen: 45 goals and 37 assists
  • Cale Makar: 16 goals and 42 assists
  • Alexandar Georgiev: 30-14-5 record, .916 save percentage, 126 goals allowed

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Red Wings Stats, Moneyline & Leaders

Red Wings Stats Insights

  • The Red Wings have the league’s 23rd-ranked scoring offense (198 total goals, 3.0 per game).
  • The Red Wings have given up 3.2 goals per game, 216 total, which ranks 17th among NHL teams.
  • Their -18 goal differential ranks 23rd in the league.
  • The Red Wings have scored 49 power-play goals this season, which ranks 13th in the NHL (on 232 power-play chances).
  • The Red Wings have a 21.1% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 17 percentage.
  • The Red Wings have scored five shorthanded goals this season (17th in the league).
  • The 78.3% of opponent power plays the Red Wings kill is the 19th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
  • The Red Wings have the 22nd-ranked faceoff win percentage in the NHL (48.8%).
  • The Red Wings’ collective 10.3% shooting percentage ranks 11th in the league.
  • The Red Wings have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 22.9 hits and 16.2 blocked shots per game.

Red Wings Moneyline Insights

  • The Red Wings have been the underdog 49 times this season, and upset their opponent in 20, or 40.8%, of those games.
  • Detroit has 21 games this season playing as an underdog by +148 or longer, and is 7-14 in those contests.
  • The moneyline implies a 40.3% chance to win for the Red Wings.

Red Wings Leaders

  • Dylan Larkin: 25 goals and 39 assists
  • David Perron: 16 goals and 25 assists
  • Dominik Kubalik: 18 goals and 21 assists
  • Ville Husso: 25-17-6 record, .903 save percentage, 139 goals conceded
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