Avalanche vs. Penguins: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Colorado Avalanche (6-0) have -148 moneyline odds to win when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-4), who have +124 odds, on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, ALT, and SportsNet PT.

You can see the Penguins-Avalanche matchup on ESPN+, ALT, and SportsNet PT.

Avalanche vs. Penguins Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, ALT, and SportsNet PT
  • Where: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, ALT, and SportsNet PT
  • Favorite: Avalanche (-148)
  • Underdog: Penguins (+124)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Avalanche and Penguins Betting Trends

  • Colorado’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 6.5 goals three times.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponent have combined to score more than 6.5 goals twice this season.
  • The two teams combine to score 7.3 goals per game, 0.8 more than this game’s total.
  • These teams concede 5.3 goals per game combined, 1.2 fewer than this game’s total.
  • The Avalanche have been listed as a moneyline favorite six times this season, and won every time.
  • The Penguins lost the only game they played as the underdog this season.

Avalanche Stats & Insights

  • The Avalanche offense’s 27 total goals (4.5 per game) are ranked second in the league this year.
  • On defense, the Avalanche have been one of the best units in league play, giving up only 12 goals to rank third.
  • The team’s goal differential (+15) tops the NHL this season .
  • The Avalanche convert 11.9% of their shots, ranking eighth in the league.
  • The Avalanche have shut out opponents once, averaging 11.7 hits and 16 blocked shots per game this season.
  • They have totaled 27 goals over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Avalanche have given up only 2.0 goals per game (12 total) over those 10 matchups.

Penguins Stats & Insights

  • The Penguins’ 17 total goals (2.8 per game) rank 19th in the league.
  • The Penguins have given up 3.3 goals per game, 20 total, which ranks 15th among NHL teams.
  • They have a -3 goal differential, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • The Penguins are shooting 8.1% (27th in the league).
  • The Penguins have shut out their opponent once this season. As a team, they are averaging 13.3 hits and 15.3 blocked shots per game.
  • They are scoring at just a 3.0 goals-per-game average (15 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive side, the Penguins have allowed only 14 goals (2.8 per game) in those 10 outings.

Avalanche Key Players to Watch

  • One of Colorado’s most productive offensive players this season is Mikko Rantanen, who has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) and plays an average of 20:25 per game.
  • Cale Makar is another leading option for Colorado with nine points (1.5 per game), scoring three goals and adding six assists.
  • Ivan Prosvetov (0-0-0) has a 0.0 goals against average and a .000 save percentage (67th in the league).

Avalanche Player Props

  • Mikko Rantanen Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +170, Under Odds: -220)
  • Cale Makar Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -215, Under Odds: +165)
  • Nathan MacKinnon Points Prop: 1.50 (Over Odds: +114, Under Odds: -145)

Penguins Key Players to Watch

  • Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin has collected four assists and four goals in six games, good for eight points.
  • Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel has racked up seven total points (1.2 per game), with one goal and six assists.
  • Alex Nedeljkovic has a 90.000 save percentage (28th in the league), with 63 total saves, while allowing six goals (1.0 goals against average). He has put up a 1-1-0 record between the posts for Pittsburgh this season.

Penguins Player Props

  • Erik Karlsson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -160)
  • Sidney Crosby Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -210)
  • Evgeni Malkin Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -180)

Avalanche vs. Penguins Injuries

  • Avalanche: Pavel Francouz: Groin (Out), Gabriel Landeskog: Knee (Out)
  • Penguins: Alex Nedeljkovic: Lower Body (Out), John Ludvig: Concussion (Questionable), Mark Pysyk: Lower Body (Out), Will Butcher: Undisclosed (Out)

Avalanche vs. Penguins Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Avalanche (-1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Avalanche 4 – Penguins 2

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