The Colorado Avalanche, spearheaded by Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar, are preparing to take the ice against Auston Matthews, William Nylander, and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena in an East-West matchup. This one will get going at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4 and it’s being shown live on Sportsnet.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
Colorado is 16-10 straight up (SU) and has netted 6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 14 of its games have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and just two have pushed. As a road team this season, the Avs are 8-6 SU.
Colorado has converted on 19.4 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 24th in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 76.1 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 28.1 saves per game with a .911 save percentage, Philipp Grubauer (9-7-2) has been the primary option in goal for Colorado this year. If head coach Jared Bednar chooses to rest him, however, Colorado could go with Pavel Francouz (6-3 record, .924 save percentage, 2.48 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Toronto is 13-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.8 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 15 of its outings have gone over the total, while 12 have gone under and just one has pushed. This season, the team’s 7-7 SU at home.
The Maple Leafs have converted on just 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Frederik Andersen has denied 28.6 shots per game as the top option in the crease for the Maple Leafs. Andersen has 13 wins, nine losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has registered a .917 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average this season.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Under
The under has hit in three of Toronto’s last five outings.
Colorado has managed 26.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Toronto is averaging 34.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
Over Colorado’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
Colorado skaters created 21.9 hits per game last season, while the Maple Leafs accounted for 18.8 hits per contest.