With a season as long as the one we have in the NHL, you have to find things to write about during the course of the season that are going to look pretty foolish when all is said and done. Just as you try to forget your bad bets, I try to forget the bad predictions that I make during the course of a year. I’m still not sure what to predict when it comes to the Pittsburgh Penguins, though, as they are horribly frustrating. They will continue their wobbly season when they head to Colorado to face the Avalanche on Wednesday night.
Penguins @ Avalanche NHL Betting Game Information and Opening LinesDate/Time: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 10:00 PM ETVenue: Pepsi CenterOpening Lines: Pittsburgh -115, Colorado +104(Live Stream Option)Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux persist. It is going to be very interesting to see what moves, if any, the Penguins make as the season progresses.The Colorado Avalanche (12-15-1) are another team that are not exactly having a season to remember, but their performance is one that was pretty much expected. The Avalanche are not a horrible hockey club by any stretch of the imagination, but they have the misfortune of being the weakest team in the strongest division in hockey. It is no great surprise to see them mired at the bottom of the Central Division at this stage of the season, but it can be argued that they are actually in better shape than most people would have predicted. They are somewhat treading water, though, and are just 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. They are 8 points back of a playoff spot right now, but you get the sense that the gap will grow, and that they will be out of the hunt sooner rather than later.
Key Betting Trends
- Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 13 games on the road
- Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games at home