The Colorado Avalanche will look to take care of business at home when they host the Carolina Hurricanes in an intriguing inter-conference clash between two of the top Stanley Cup hopefuls in the league so far this season. With both teams rolling along nicely right now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NHL odds in this affair.
Hurricanes vs Avalanche 2019 NHL Week 11 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Thursday, December 19 at 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
- TV: FS Carolinas, Altitude
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Week 11 Odds: Colorado Avalanche -113 (Total 6)
Why Bet On Carolina?The Best reason to back Carolina is because they’re playing their best hockey of the season right now. The Hurricanes have won two straight and five of six including an emphatic 6-3 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night. Right winger Andrei Svechnikov scored a crazy, lacrosse-style goal for the second time this season Tuesday to maintain the team lead with 35 points.
“You can’t say enough about the kid. So talented,” center Jordan Staal, who snapped a 14-game goal drought with a pair Tuesday, told reporters. “. He does everything really, really well, and it shows. A goal like that is special and he makes it look easy.”
Carolina ranks a solid ninth in scoring (32. gpg) while ranking an even more impressive fifth in goals allowed (2.6 gpg). The Hurricanes have gone 11-6-2 on the road, but just 9-10 ATS on the road, though the Hurricanes have also picked up their play away from home by going 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
“We knew it was going to be a tough road trip,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour told reporters Tuesday. “It just kind of kept building. Felt like it was going to get tougher and tougher. It doesn’t get any easier (against Colorado). But I like the way the guys have played all the way through.”
- Goals: 3.32
- Shots: 33.38
- PP/PK Percentage: 24.30
- Goals: 2.62
- Shots: 29.03
- PP/PK Percentage: 14.05
Why Bet On Colorado?There are a bunch of great reasons to back the Avalanche in this contest. First, the Avalanche have gone 10-3-2 at home this season and 9-6 ATS on their home ice. Colorado ranks first in scoring (3.6 gpg) and an encouraging eighth in goals allowed (2.8 gpg). The Avalanche have won three of four and eight of their last 10 games overall including a convincing 4-1 smackdown of Chicago on Wednesday night.
Center Nathan MacKinnon extended his point streak to six games with a goal while right winger Mikko Rantanen added a goal and an assist to give him six points in the past four contests. Last, but not least, the Avs could have veteran defenseman Erik Johnson (lower body) back on the ice tonight after missing 11 games. MacKinnon leads the team with 52 points to rank third in the league.
- Goals: 3.62
- Shots: 31.85
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.70
- Goals: 2.71
- Shots: 32.85
- PP/PK Percentage: 22.02
Hurricanes vs Avalanche NHL Betting Trends
- Hurricanes are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Carolina’s last 14 games played in December
- Avalanche are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan division
Expert Analysis & Prediction for Hurricanes vs AvalancheCarolina is firing on all cylinders right now, but Colorado has been rock-solid from the outset this season and the Avalanche definitely want to deliver a message in this contest that they are indeed one of the elite teams in the NHL this season and a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 games against teams from the Eastern Conference and a bankroll-boosting 20-6 in their last 26 home games.
While Carolina has gone 24-7 in their last 31 games against teams from the Western Conference, the Hurricanes are also an uninspiring 2-10 in the last 12 road dates against Colorado while the home team in this series has gone 13-4 in the last 17 meetings. Colorado holds it down at home to get the win in this huge inter-conference clash!
Score: Carolina Hurricanes 2 – Colorado Avalanche 3