Cale Makar, Nathan MacKinnon, and the Colorado Avalanche are set to do battle against Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for a Western Conference tilt. The action gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 16 and it’ll be televised live on CBC Sports.
Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks Odds
Colorado is 11-8 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.1 units this season. Through 19 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just two have pushed. As a road team in 2019-20, the Avs are 5-5 SU.
Colorado has converted on 19.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 26th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off only 75.8 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 30.5 saves per game with a .915 save percentage, Philipp Grubauer (6-5-2) has been the top option in goal for Colorado this season. If it decides to give him a rest, however, the team may roll with Pavel Francouz (5-2), who has a .915 save percentage and 2.82 goals against average this year.
Vancouver is 10-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 20 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and just one has pushed. This season, the team’s 5-4 SU at home.
The Canucks have converted on just 22.5 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jacob Markstrom (27.8 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the crease for the Canucks. Markstrom has five wins, eight losses, and three OT losses to his name and has maintained a .914 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average this year.
Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
Colorado skaters recorded 21.9 hits per game last season, while the Canucks posted 21.9 hits per contest.