Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche 1-16-23

Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche 1/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche 1/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, will host the battle between the Detroit Red Wings and the Stanley Cup Champion, Colorado Avalanche on Monday, January 16. Detroit dropped their overall record to 18-16-7 and placed sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 7-7-4 road record this season.


The Red Wings lost three of their last five including their recent home defense against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 3-4 on Saturday.


However, Detroit is back in the race with six points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Center Dylan Larkin led the offense for the Red Wings with 38 points, 14 goals, and 24 assists on 126 shots made this season. 


On Saturday, Detroit chased a 0-4 deficit until the end of the second period until Olli Maatta punched his 4th goal of the season on assists from Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Larkin to give the Red Wings their first goal of the contest.


Jake Walman chipped in one unassisted goal while Lucas Raymond pitched in another goal on assists from Filip Hronek and Ben Chiarot to reduce the lead to 4-3 in the loss.     


The totals went UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 contests and the Red Wings are 5-11 straight up in their last 16 matches played.


Detroit is 0-8 SU in its last 8 games played versus Colorado and the Red Wings are 1-6 straight up in their last 7 road outings.    


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Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions 1/16/2023


The Colorado Avalanche stayed on their home ice and host the Detroit Red Wings after a gigantic home victory versus the Ottawa Senators at 7-0 that snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday.


Colorado surrendered seven of their last ten and must improve on the offense that averages just 2.98 goals per contest.


The Avalanche at 21-17-3 is currently six points away from playoff contention and recorded only 10 wins out of 21 matches played at home.


RW Mikko Rantanen led Colorado with 53 points scored and a team-high 29 goals scored on the season. Center Nathan MacKinnon is the no.1 set-up man with 32 assists on 11 PPA this season.  


On Saturday, the Avalanche held the Senators scoreless in three periods of play while scoring seven goals in dominating the match from start to finish.


LW Artturi Lehkonen led the offense for Colorado with two goals and an assist while RW Mikko Rantanen chipped in two goals in the winning effort.


Goaltender Pavel Francouz was excellent at the goal after stopping all 29 shots tried against him for a 1.000 save percentage in the victory.   


The totals went UNDER in 13 of the Avalanche’s last 18 contests and Colorado is 2-7 straight up in its last 9 games played.


The totals went OVER in 4 of the Avalanche’s last 5 outings played versus Detroit and also went OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 home matches. 


Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche. The NHL Pick for this contest is Colorado -184. Right-wingman Valeri Nichushkin (ankle injury) will be back on the ice for the Avalanche in this match-up.


Colorado badly needs to win this game to get back in the race and the Avalanche got the edge in playing on their home ice on Monday.


Look for Colorado to acquire its 11th home victory in this one. The prediction: Colorado Avalanche will win 4-1.  


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Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche 1/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET


Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO     


Date: Monday, January 16, 2023                   




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Avalanche -184            


NHL Totals: 6.5


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