Avalanche vs. Wild Prediction and Odds (Expect a Defensive Battle)

The Avalanche and Wild will face-off for the third time this NHL season on Sunday night.
The Avalanche and Wild will face-off for the third time this NHL season on Sunday night. / Matthew Stockman/GettyImages

The Colorado Avalanche hit the road to take on their most competitive opponent in the Central Division, the Minnesota Wild.

The Wild hold the longest active win streak in the NHL, having won five-straight games heading into tonight's game against the Avalanche. With that being said, they're still 15 whole points behind Colorado for the top spot in the Division.

The Avalanche are 2-0 against the Wild this season, beating them by a combined score of 8-4.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for the third matchup between these two teams this season.

Avalanche vs. Wild Odds and Total


  • Avalanche -140
  • Wild +120

Puck line:

  • Avalanche -1.5 (+180)
  • Wild +1.5 (-220)


  • 6.5 (Over -115/Under -105)

Avalanche vs. Wild Betting Trends

  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Avalanche's last seven games.
  • Avalanche are 5-1 in last six games vs. Wild.
  • Avalanche are 12-4 in last 16 road games.
  • The OVER is 6-1 in last seven meetings between these teams.
  • Wild are 5-0 in last five home games.

Avalanche vs. Wild Prediction and Pick

Despite the OVER hitting at a high rate when these two teams have played in recent seasons, the UNDER is the play to make in today's matchup.

The Wild rank 25th in the NHL in expected goals for over their last 25 games, and now they face a Colorado team that's first in the NHL in team save percentage over that same stretch. Minnesota, while struggling creating offensive chances, have excelled at its own end of the ice, ranking seventh in expected goals against in their last 25 games. They're also first in the league in high danger scoring chances allowed.

Between the Wild's strong defensive play, the Avalanche's fantastic performances from their goaltenders, and the total set at a high mark of 6.5, the UNDER is the play tonight.

Pick: UNDER 6.5 (-105)

Iain is 52-48-2 (+1.74 units) with his NHL picks in 2022. Check out his detailed record here.