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NHL Pick: Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche


The Vancouver Canucks visit the Pepsi Center in Colorado tonight where they take the Avalanche. The Avalanche have played the Canucks well recently winning 5 of the last 7 meetings but before that they had lost the previous 10 straight meetings.

Head to Head Trends

Canucks are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
Avalanche are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Colorado Avalanche (-130)

The Colorado Avalanche are 5th in the Central Division with 58 points 18 points back of the 1st place Dallas Stars. The Avalanche had a slow start to the season winning just 4 of their first 14 games but they have played much better since winning 24 of their last 42 games.

The Avalanche got a solid offense averaging 2.69 goals per game but they could use some work on defense allowing 2.76 goals per game. At home the Avalanche do a little better on offense averaging 2.75 goals per game but for some reason they are much worse at home on defense allowing 2.96 goals per game.

Colorado Avalanche Trends

Avalanche are 10-1 in their last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Avalanche are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.

Vancouver Canucks (+120)

The Vancouver Canucks are 5th in the Pacific Division with 52 points 13 points back of the 1st place LA Kings. This has not been good season for the Canucks being 12 games under .500 and thing don’t look like they will be getting better any time soon for Canucks fans.

It looks like the Canucks big problem this season has been scoring goals averaging just 2.31 goals per game. I don’t know if things will get any better for the Canucks on offense they have a shooting percent close to 8 so it’s not like they are getting super unlucky they’re just a bad team this season.

Vancouver Canucks Trends

Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
Canucks are 6-14 in their last 20 road games.


I like the Colorado Avalanche over the Canucks in this one. I like the Avalanche they have a lot of good young players but this pick is more the fact that i don’t like the Canucks and more specifically their offense who have just been absolutely horrible this season.

Free Pick: Colorado Avalanche -130


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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