8* Saturday NHL COL/MIN
Minnesota vs. Colorado,
04/27/2013 19:30 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Total: -135/+5 Over
Colorado & Minnesota over 5
The Colorado Avalanche host the Minnesota Wild on Friday in the final game of the regular season for both teams. Colorado is coming off a 5-4 shootout win over Phoenix, while Minnesota dropped their last game to Edmonton, 6-1.
The Wild had a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Friday night, but dropped their game versus Edmonton, 6-1.
Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom was pulled from Friday’s game after allowing three goals on only five shots.
Goaltending has been a major issue for the Wild over the past week, as they have a team GAA of 4.25 over their last four games.
Expect a high-scoring game when these teams meet. The over is 5-0 in the last five matchups.
In four meetings this season, the Wild have scored an average of 4.5 goals per game against Colorado, while the Avalanche have scored 4.4 goals per game in their last five versus the Wild.
The Avalanche’s motivation to play out the remainder of their schedule was questioned by backup goaltender J.S. Giguere, and the team has responded with improved play in recent games.
The Avalanche have scored 11 times in their last three games, and have averaged 3.2 goals per game over their last six contests.
The over is 3-0 in Minnesota’s last three road games. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray.
8* Play on Colorado & Minnesota o5 -135