Penguins vs. Avalanche Pick

NHL Predictions: Is under right play when Penguins play Avalanche? 12/18/17

Will the Pittsburgh Penguins and the host Colorado Avalanche keep it low-scoring tonight when they meet at 9PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at, the Penguins are listed as a -160 favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 6 goals.

Pittsburgh enters with a 17-14-2-1 record after a 4-2 victory Saturday at the Coyotes. Colorado is 15-15-1-1 following a 6-5 home loss to the Lightning on Saturday. The Avalanche won the first meeting this season by a 2-1 score in Pittsburgh. Colorado is 2-1 in three meetings since the start of last season. The under is 2-1.

The Penguins were paced by Evgeni Malkin with a goal and an assist in the win at Colorado. Sidney Crosby, Olli Maatta and Carter Rowney each added a goal. Matt Murray made 15 saves on 17 shots to earn the win. Pittsburgh broke a 2-2 tie with goals by Maatta and Crosby in the third period.

Gabriel Landeskog had a monster game in the loss to Tampa Bay, playing a role in every goal with a hat trick plus two assists. Nathan MacKinnon accounted for two goals and an assist. Tyson Barrie dished out three assists, while Nikita Zadorov added two assists. Colorado trailed 5-1 early in the third period before its furious rally fell short.

The road team is 4-0 in the last four meetings. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Colorado.

Bet on Penguins vs. Avalanche

The under has been the right play more times than not when the game is in Colorado in this series. The Penguins are typically solid in the back end when Murray is in net, while the Avs want a better defensive performance after being shredded by Tampa Bay for six goals. Roll with the under here.




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