Detroit Red Wings at Colorado Avalanche odds, picks and predictions

The Detroit Red Wings (18-16-7) face the Colorado Avalanche (21-17-3) Monday at Ball Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.M. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Red Wings vs. Avalanche odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.

The Red Wings had a 2-game win streak snapped Saturday in a 4-3 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Detroit has managed just 1 victory in the last 5 road games, a 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 28. It is just 1-4-2 in the previous 7 outings away from home.

The Avalanche are coming off a 7-0 thrashing of the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, putting a halt to a 2-game losing skid. The offensive outburst also snapped a 1-6-1 nosedive.

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Red Wings at Avalanche odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:08 a.M. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML) : Red Wings +155 (bet $100 to win $155) | Avalanche -180 (bet $180 to win $100).
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS) : Red Wings +1.5 (-160) | Avalanche -1.5 (+130).
  • Over/Under. (O/U) : 6.5 (O: +100 | U: -120).
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    Red Wings at Avalanche projected goalies

    Ville Husso (14-9-5, 2.99 GAA, .902 SV%, 3 SO) vs. Alexandar Georgiev (16-11-3, 2.75 GAA, .915 SV%, 2 SO).

    Husso allowed 4 goals on 25 shots in Saturday’s 4-3 setback against Columbus, snapping a modest 2-game winning streak. He has been up and down so far in January, going 2-3-0 with a 3.65 GAA and .873 SV% in 5 outings.

    Georgiev coughed up 5 goals on 37 shots in a 5-4 home setback against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. He has had a difficult time lately, winning just 1 of his last 7 starts. He’s 1-3-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .912 SV% in 4 January outings.

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    Red Wings at Avalanche picks and predictions

    Prediction

    Avalanche 4, Red Wings 2.

    Moneyline

    The AVALANCHE (-180) are right at my personal limit for a standalone money line play. However, Colorado has struggled lately, winning just twice in the last 9 games, including just once in regulation.

    Puck line/Against the spread.

    The AVALANCHE -1.5 (+130) are worth playing on the puck line, but go lightly.

    Colorado has picked up just 5 wins in the last 12 games since Dec. 19, and it’s only win by 2 or more goals came last time out on Saturday against the Senators.

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    The Red Wings +1.5 (-160) have been pretty crummy lately, however, losing 4 of the last 5 games, while covering the puck line in just 3 of the last 6 outings.

    Over/Under.

    UNDER 6.5 (-120) is worth a look.

    The Under has hit in 5 of the previous 7 games overall for the Red Wings, while going 12-5-1 in the previous 18 games overall for the Avs. In addition, the Under is 15-7-1 in the last 23 outings for the Avalanche against Eastern Conference foes. The Under is also 10-3-1 in the last 14 games following a victory.

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