- The Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche faceoff on Saturday, April 16th
- The Avalanche are listed as home favorites in the Saturday NHL odds
- Read below for Hurricanes vs Avalanche odds, picks and prediction
A busy Saturday in the NHL features a matchup between two of the best teams in the league. The Colorado Avalanche (54-14-6) host the Carolina Hurricanes (48-19-8) on April 16th. Puck drop is set for 9pm ET.
The Avalanche are listed as -137 home favorites in the NHL odds. The total is set at 6 for a matchup that features some of the league’s brightest young stars.
Let’s take a look at the Hurricanes vs Avalanche odds and offer you our NHL best bet.
Hurricanes vs Avalanche Odds
|Game Time (ET)||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Saturday Apr. 16||Carolina Hurricanes||+1.5 (-210)||O 6 (-117)||+112|
|9pm||Colorado Avalanche||-1.5 (+170)||U 6 (-105)||-137|
Odds as of April. 15th at Barstool Sportsbook
Colorado online sports betting markets list the Avalanche on the puck line at +170 odds, while the Hurricanes are -210 to keep the game within two goals. The Avs’ -137 moneyline price means they have 55% implied probability to win.
The Avalanche are currently the betting favorites in the 2022 Stanley Cup odds at +350, while the Hurricanes are priced at +1000 to capture Lord Stanley.
Avs Favored in Saturday NHL Odds
Colorado is favored to beat Carolina at Ball Arena in the Saturday NHL odds. The Avs are the hottest team in the NHL, stringing together eight straight victories. Jared Bednar’s team exploded for a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.
The Avalanche have been especially dominant at home, posting a 30-4-3 record at Ball Arena. You have to go back to March 23rd versus Vancouver for the last time Colorado suffered a defeat on home ice.
— x – Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 15, 2022
The Avs are averaging 3.82 goals per game offensively, while allowing 2.72 goals against defensively. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper is hitting his stride in Colorado, winning five straight games and allowing only 11 total goals in that span.
Colorado remains without Gabriel Landeskog and Nazem Kadri due to injury, but other players have stepped up to supplement the Nathan MacKinnon line. Andre Burakovsky has seven points in his past five games, while Artturi Lehkonen has scored twice in that span.
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Do Canes Offer Road Underdog Value?
Carolina is listed as underdogs versus Colorado, giving them 46% implied probability to win. The Canes have had consistency issues, posting a 5-4-1 record in their past 10 games. Carolina was blanked 3-0 by Detroit on Thursday despite outshooting the Wings 46-22.
— x-Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) April 15, 2022
The Hurricanes have been a strong road team this season, posting a 21-11-4 record away from home. Rod Brind’Amour’s club has also performed well as betting underdogs. In the 11 games the Canes haven’t been favored in, they’ve gone 7-4.
Carolina is averaging 3.28 goals per game offensively, while allowing 2.37 goals against defensively. Goaltender Freddie Andersen has played a big role in his team’s defensive success and is a favorite in the Vezina Trophy odds.
Hurricanes vs Avalanche Projected Starting Goalies
|Carolina Hurricanes||Frederik Andersen||35-13-3||.926||2.07|
|Colorado Avalanche||Darcy Kuemper||35-9-3||.926||2.38|
Hurricanes vs Avalanche Betting Trends
In a matchup between two of the top teams in the NHL, betting trends can help you find an edge. Colorado’s home-ice advantage is the biggest trend to to note for Saturday. In their last 59 home games, the Avs boast a stellar 50-9 record.
— x – Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) April 15, 2022
The Hurricanes are in a potential bounce-back spot Saturday after losing to a Detroit team sitting near the bottom of the standings. Carolina is 5-1 in their past six games following a loss of three or more goals.
Head-to-head trends are also worth noting for Hurricanes vs Avalanche. Carolina beat Colorado at home in the first meeting this season, but the road team is 4-1 in the past five head-to-heads. The under is also 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Hurricanes vs Avalanche Recent Results
|03/10/2022||CAR 2 – COL 0||CAR||CAR||Under|
|02/28/2020||CAR 2 – COL 3||COL||CAR||Under|
|12/19/2019||COL 1 – CAR 3||CAR||CAR||Under|
|03/11/2019||COL 0 – CAR 3||CAR||CAR||Under|
|10/20/2018||CAR 1 – COL 3||COL||COL||Under|
Hurricanes vs Avalanche Pick & Prediction
Carolina has been one of the NHL’s best possession teams over the past month, while the Avs are giving up far too many quality chances. If the Hurricanes vs Avalanche odds were based purely on stats and not recency or home-ice advantage, we’d see a much closer betting line.
Colorado’s power play has been hot, scoring four times in their past four games. They’ll be challenged, however, by a Carolina penalty kill that has the best efficiency rate in the NHL (88.6%).
When you look at the first meeting only a month ago, Carolina held a 33-20 edge in scoring chances. The Canes moneyline is worth a sprinkle Saturday, but the Carolina puck line is the best bet for a matchup that could go down to the wire.
Pick: Hurricanes +1.5 (-210)
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