The Colorado Avalanche (24-17-3) wrap up a 3-game road trip against the Seattle Kraken (27-14-4) Saturday at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 pm (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Avalanche vs Kraken oddsand make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Avalanche are on a 4-game winning streak since Jan. 14, registering at least 4 goals in each of the outings. Colorado has outscored the opposition by a 21-5 count, cashing on the puck line in each outing, too.
The Kraken picked up a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils in overtime last time out Thursday, snapping a 2-game skid. The Kraken are 18-5 in the past 23 games following a victory.
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Avalanche at Kraken odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9 am ET.
- Money Line (ML): Avalanche +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Kraken -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Avalanches +1.5 (-250) | Kraken -1.5 (+180)
- Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +100 | U: -120)
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Avalanche at Kraken projected goalies
Pavel Francouz (6-6-0, 2.61 GAA, .917 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Phillip Grubauer (4-8-1, 3.37 GAA, .888 SV%)
Francouz will likely get the starting node after Alexander Georgiev started and won in Vancouver Friday. The backup has won 2 straight starts and 4 of the previous 5 outings. Francouz is 2-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .932 SV% with a shutout in 3 January outings.
Grubauer allowed just 2 goals on 29 shots in a home loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday. He has allowed 3 or fewer goals in 6 straight starts dating back to Dec. 13.
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Avalanche at Kraken picks and predictions
Avalanche 4, Kraken 2
the AVALANCHE (+100) are a solid play, as Colorado has been red-hot lately. The offense is clicking, and the Avs are looking for a season-high 5th-consecutive victory.
The Avs playing in the second end of a back-to-back shouldn’t dissuade you from picking them, as they’re 15-5 in the past 20 games playing on no rest.
Puck line/Against the spread
The Avalanche +1.5 (-250) will cost you 2 1/2 times your potential return if you want to back the defending champs on the road.
AVOID, as that’s too much risk for not enough reward. Just play them straight up.
UNDER 6.5 (-120) is the play.
For Colorado, the Avs are 4-0-1 in the past 5 games on the road, while going 12-3-1 in the past 16 games against Western Conference foes. The Under is also 9-3 in the past 12 games when playing on no rest, and 15-5-1 in the past 21 against teams with a winning overall record.
For Seattle, the Under is 12-4-1 in the past 17 games at Climate Pledge Arena, while hitting at a 5-2 clip in the past 7 against Central Division foes.
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