Avalanche vs. Penguins Prediction and Odds (Avs Looking to Steal Two Points on the Road)

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The Colorado Avalanche host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in the second half of a home-home series. The Avalanche managed to win game one 3-2 on Saturday night in Denver thanks to a late goal by Devon Toews. The Avalanche notched their 49th win of the year and 28th at the Ball Arena. 

Truth be told, it was a tight back and forth game that could have gone either way. Both goalies were electric and were the real stars of the show. Even in a loss, Tristan Jarry made 35 saves on 38 shots and was let down by his defense in the end. 

Overall the Avalanche enter this game as the stronger team and will look to keep their success going on the road against the Penguins. 

Here are the odds for tonight’s matchup, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Avalanche vs. Penguins Odds and Total


  • Avalanche -110
  • Penguins -110

Puck line:

  • Avalanche +1.5 (-270)
  • Penguins -1.5 (+220)


  • 6 (Over -115/Under -105)

Avalanche vs. Penguins Prediction and Pick

The Avs remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now with an 8-1-1 record in their last ten games. What makes this run all the more impressive is that Colorado has been down two of their best offensive threats in Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog. Kadri leads the team with 83 points and 57 assists. Landeskog is one of only two players on the team with 30 or more goals. The Avalanche will be without both again tonight. Landeskog has been out for a while but the Avs are 2-0 without Kadri during this run. They even managed to beat the Calgary Flames at home 2-1 last Tuesday. So, while the Avalanche offense isn’t quite as potent as it could be, they are getting the job done. 

Meanwhile, the Penguins have been struggling lately and are just 2-3 straight up in their last five. The defense has not been an issue, but the Penguins are struggling to score and put up regular wins. They did prove capable of slowing down the Avs offense despite losing a tight game. 

I am not too worried about the Avs’ injury woes right now because they have continued to win while without two top scorers. They still have a ton of talent in their lineup, including a Norris Trophy candidate in Cale Makar. I fully expect another close game between these two teams that Colorado eventually wins. 

Pick: Avalanche -110 to win

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