Looking to win big? The Avalanche and Bruins face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bruins are hosting the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Bruins being the favored team playing at home against the Avalanche.
COLORADO AVALANCHE VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5
This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:
- Based on our analysis, we foresee the Bruins winning the game with a predicted score of 4-2.
- Take the Bruins on the moneyline
- The Bruins should also cover at -1.5
Will the Avalanche Pull Through as the Away Underdog?
Heading into today’s game against the Bruins, the Avalanche are 29-13-3 on the season, which has them in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 8-2, and they have won two straight games as the underdog.
On the road this season, the Avalanche are 11-8-3, and they have gone 7-7 against other teams in the Central Division. When playing as the underdog, Colorado has gone 3-2-0 this year.
On the season, the Avalanche have gone 22-23 against the puck line, including a mark of 8-14 on the road. So far, they have 21 wins by multiple goals and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games vs. the puck line.
As the underdog, Colorado has a puck line record of 3-2, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.1 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Avalanche have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.
The average goal total for Colorado’s games is sitting at 6.9. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 26-17-2.
The Avalanche are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. Coming into the game, the Avalanche have a 18-8 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 9-5.
Colorado will be looking for a good game from Mikko Rantanen who leads the team in scoring with 24 goals, ranking 9th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Rantanen has 34 assists this season.
Defensively, the Bruins are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against Boston. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 36 games this season. His current record stands at 24-10, and his save percentage is 0.99%.
Do the Bruins Have a Shot at a Home Win?
At 61 points, the Bruins sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and they have won two straight games. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 6-4, and they have a 26-8-9 record overall. In games where they are favored, the Bruins have gone 22-8-7, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. At home, Boston has gone 13-3-3 this season.
This season, Boston has gone 16-10 against Eastern Conference opponents and 10-5 against teams in the Atlantic Division. Over their last five games, the Bruins have gone 2-3, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, they have won two straight games.
At home this season, the Bruins have gone 11-8 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin per game is at +1.2 goals. So far, they have 19 wins by multiple goals.
Overall, Boston’s puck line record is at 23-20, and their record vs. the puck line as the favorite is 17-20. In their last 10 home games, the Bruins have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.
This season, Boston’s games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 5.9. The Bruins currently have an over/under record of 22-21-0.
Colorado has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 10th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 12-0 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 13-7.
Boston’s current leading scorer is David Pastrnak. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 6th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 35 assists.
Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 7th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Goalie Linus Ullmark gets the start and has made 20 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-5, and his save percentage is 0.777%.