Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks 3/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Ball Center. The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Quinn Hughes has 46 assists and Conor Garland has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 71 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 134 goals on 1,595 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 34 goals on 297 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 31 goals, Nazem Kadri has 52 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 231 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 99 goals on 1,288 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has allowed 35 goals on 430 shots.

The Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Avalanche are 45-8 in their last 53 home games and 41-12 in their last 53 overall. The over is 12-3 in Canucks last 15 overall. The under is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks aren’t playing good hockey at the moment, and a trip to Colorado usually isn’t a place where teams get things back on track. The Colorado Avalanche have consistently been the best team in the league, and they’ve been ridiculously good at home and in the favorite role. The only option here is to side with the Avs, and I’ll lay the PL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green