The Colorado Avalanche look to bounce back from a loss with a victory on the road when visiting the Nashville Predators on Friday. Colorado is 11-6-1 with 23 points and second in the Central Division, four points behind the first-place Dallas Stars. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Colorado but the Avalanche have won seven of the last nine overall.
Mikko Rantanen is leading Colorado in goals scored with 13 and in points with 28, while Nathan MacKinnon is the leader in assists with 28. In goal, Alexandar Georgiev is 9-2-1 with a goals-against average of 2.40 and save percentage of .929. Colorado scores an average of 3.44 goals per game and allows an average of 2.56 goals per game. Colorado’s power play scores 34.4% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 77.4% of the time.
Nashville looks to bounce back from a loss with a victory at home on Friday when hosting Colorado. Nashville is 9-9-2 with 20 points and tied for fourth place in the Central Division, seven points behind the first-place Dallas Stars. Nashville was defeated by the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 on Wednesday. The Predators could not put any of their 26 shots on goal past Detroit goalie Ville Husso.
Nino Niederreiter is the leading goal scorer for Nashville with nine, while Mikael Granlund is the leader in assists with 13 and Filip Forsberg is the leader in points with 19. In goal, Juuse Saros is 7-6-2 with a goals-against average of 3.06 and save percentage of .905. Nashville scores an average of 2.55 goals per game and allows an average of 3.20 goals per game. Nashville’s power play scores 16.7% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 80.6% of the time.
Recent Betting Trends
- Colorado is 12-4 in its last 16 versus an opponent from the Central Division
- The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Avalanche’s last 6
- Nashville is 4-1 in its last 5
- The OVER has cashed in 21 of the Predators last 27 versus a Central division opponent