Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 11-24-23 NHL Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 11/24/23 NHL Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Colorado Avalanche (12-6-0) vs. Minnesota Wild (5-8-4)


Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 11/24/23 – Colorado Avalanche are poised to face off with Minnesota Wild, who boast an admirable 12-6-0 record, in an NHL regular season matchup scheduled for later this month. We expect this contest will provide more than just another game; elite NHL talent is sure to show their skills and strategies during our analysis of team strategies, player performances and top NHL picks as they all play crucial roles in creating what should be an exhilarating contest on the ice.


The Avalanche are coming into this game riding high off their impressive record and boast a powerful offense led by dynamic players such as Cale Makar and Mikko Rantanen, with Makar contributing 29 points (5 goals and 24 assists) while Rantanen boasts an outstanding shooting percentage of 20%, providing significant threat against Minnesota’s defense, which has shown vulnerabilities recently. Their formidable offensive lineup could quickly exploit any defensive lapses by Minnesota.


Minnesota Wild despite their less than stellar status have the offensive talent capable of turning around their fortunes. Mats Zuccarello (19 points) and Joel Eriksson Ek (15 points), have been key in keeping Minnesota competitive during games; with Zuccarello providing playmaking ability and Eriksson Ek scoring prowess exploiting gaps in Colorado Avalanche defensive gaps while Kirill Kaprizov, though struggling with an -8 plus/minus rating creating scoring chances; their synergy and effectiveness will play a vital role in breaching Colorado defense.


Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 11/24/23 Game Info


When: Friday, November 24, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Xcel Energy Center
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev vs. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury


Alexandar Georgiev has been nothing but stellar for the Colorado Avalanche this season, playing an instrumental part in their impressive record. Winning 11 out of 16 games, his save percentage of 0.891 has kept them competitive enough in most games; especially against Minnesota who possess players capable of sudden offensive bursts that require him to remain composed under pressure and ensure composure under pressure is key against them. However, this game requires more than simply saves; its success relies heavily on inspiring trust within his team as well as maintaining momentum from previous campaigns.


On the contrary, Minnesota Wild’s Marc-Andre Fleury brings with him plenty of experience but faces an uphill struggle this season. His stats such as an average goals against of 3.46 and save percentage of 0.875 may not accurately represent his true capabilities given his long track record in the NHL. Fleury will need his expertise and resilience against an Avalanche offense full of high-octane play to be successful in this matchup. There’s added pressure for Fleury to up his game and lead by example on the ice, helping guide younger players through this challenging encounter. His duel with Georgiev will not only test their skill and expertise, but may also see Fleury become an influential presence that could tilt the game in his favor and secure Wild victory.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Colorado Avalanche -128, Total Odds: 6.5 


The betting odds favor the Colorado Avalanche, with a moneyline of -128, reflecting their stronger season performance and offensive edge. The total odds at 6.5 with an over at -121 suggest an expectation of a high-scoring game, considering both teams’ offensive capabilities and recent trends.


Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends


Colorado’s recent games have tended to feature high-scoring affairs, with 8 of their last 9 contests exceeding their combined total score. Their 15-5 road record shows strong adaptability to different environments and suggests an effective offensive unit capable of maintaining performance consistency across venues.


Minnesota Wild Betting Trends


The Wild stand out by exceeding their total in 11 of 16 games over their past 16 contests – including all 7 home contests – but their inconsistency in winning shows with an 0-5 record over their past 5 contests, prompting further doubt about their ability to convert offensive plays into victories against teams like Avalanche.


Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild 11/24/23 Betting Picks


Based on our analysis, although Minnesota Wild have potential in their offensive game, Colorado Avalanche are clearly stronger given their offensive depth and performance consistency. Their ability to execute when necessary gives them an edge in this matchup.


In terms of betting, the safer bet appears to be on the Avalanche, especially considering their strong road record and offensive potency. However, the Wild’s capacity for high-scoring games at home suggests the total going over is also a viable option. In terms of Best premium Selections, one might consider player-specific bets like point scorers, given the key players’ proven track records this season.


Free Pick and Prediction: Colorado Avalanche 4, Minnesota Wild 2


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