Wild vs. Avalanche Prediction
The Minnesota Wild and red-hot Devan Dubnyk will look to notch their fifth consecutive win today when they visit the Colorado Avalanche at 3:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wild are -130 money line road favorites to win today in Colorado while the Avalanche have odds of +110 to pull off the small upset at home. The over/under for today's game is sitting at 5 goals.
Not only is Minnesota hot, the Wild have also dominanted the Avalanche in previous meetings between the two teams. The Wild are 4-1 in their last five trips to Colorado and have also won nine of their last 11 games overall versus the Avalanche. On top of its four-game winning streak, Minnesota is also 8-1 in its last nine games playing on one day of rest.
One of the reasons why the Wild are hot is because of Dubnyk, who made 31 saves on 33 shots to guide the team past the Flames 6-2 on Thursday night. He has won four straight games while allowing just seven goals during that span. For the season, Dubnyk is 30-22-6 with a 2.35 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.
As for Colorado, the Avalanche are 0-6 in their last six games versus Central opponents and have dropped six of their last eight home games when playing an opponent with a losing road record.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: MINNESOTA WILD -130