Mon 22/02/2016 - 01:46 EST

Colorado vs Vancouver: Western Conference NHL Betting Odds

Colorado  vs Vancouver: Western Conference NHL Betting Odds
National Hockey League Western Conference rivals clash when the Colorado Avalanche slide into British Columbia to battle the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Colorado sits fourth in the Central Division and they have a tenuous grip on a Wild Card playoff spot in the West. Vancouver has tumbled recently as they are fifth in the Pacific Division and currently out of the postseason chase. Playing the second of their three-game season series, puck drop is slated for 10:00 PM ET on February 21, 2016, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. Back the 'Lanche!

Colorado Avalanche: Fighting back from their early season slide

Forecast as a low range Stanley Cup contender back in October, with a +6600 NHL Championship money line price, Colorado looked the part as they were 9-14-0 during the first two months of the season. Though they have been somewhat streaky since, the Avalanche have played well as they went 9-3-2 in December and followed that with a 9-5-0 mark in January. February started slow as Colorado dropped four straight (one in overtime) but they have won four of their last contests including a pair of 3-2 wins versus Montreal at home on Wednesday and in Edmonton last night. 

Vancouver Canucks: Suffering from a lack of scoring beyond the All-Star Sedin twins 

Playing in numerous close contests early on, twelve of the Canucks first 38 games went into extra time, Vancouver closed the 2015 portion of their schedule with middling 14-15-9 mark. Working overtime continued in January as six of the Canucks twelve matches went beyond three periods en route to a 6-4-2 record. February has been a different story though as Vancouver has slide to a 1-5-1 mark and they have lost four straight contests. The ‘Nucks set a futility record during those losses by becoming the first team in NHL history to lose four straight games all by the same 5-2 score.

Avalanche vs Canucks NHL Call: Vancouver ended a four-game losing streak, and sent Colorado to a fourth straight defeat, when they won the first meeting 3-1 in Denver twelve days ago.  Prior to that, the Avalanche had won five of the last seven contests by a 26-18 combined count. Semyon Varlamov (22-15-3 GAA 2.67) faces Ryan Miller (12-17-8, 2.64 GAA 0.915) in the goaltending battle here. Varlamov has won three of his last four starts while Miller has lost six of his last seven games. Though Colorado playing back-to-back with travel is a slight concern, the Avalanche have won four in a row in that exact dynamic recently. While we do like Colorado straight up here, we will take the Avalanche with a head start and wager five-units on the William Hill puck line price.

Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche – William Hill NHL Betting Odds

Vancouver Canucks vs Colorado Avalanche – William Hill NHL Betting Odds

Category : Sports News

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Sports News - 26/10/17
NFL Week 8 Predictions 
Week 8 of the 2017 NFL season is the biggest week of byes to date as six teams from around the league are off getting some much needed rest. That means that there are fewer games to dissect for bettors, but it also means we can zero in on a select few to hopefully get paid. Week 8 action kicks off with another London game getting things going at 9:30 am EST on Oct 29, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 26/10/17
CFL Week 19 Predictions 
Week 19 means there are only one or two games left for CFL teams to finalize their playoff positioning and that means that bettors should be aware of playoff scenarios. But using the "must win" tag on teams can be problematic because pressure does funny things in this sport and upsets still can happen this late in the year to kill a team's season. Week 19 action kicks off at 7:00 pm EST on Oct 27, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 23/10/17
2017 MLB World Series Predictions 
The grueling marathon known as the MLB season has now reached its finale as the Houston Astros and L.A Dodgers square off for the right to be called World Champion. This 2017 World Series comes with plenty of storylines on both sides and there is no question that whatever team does come out on top, they'll definitely be deserving. So who will it be? Game 1's first pitch goes at 8:08 pm EST on Oct 24, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 20/10/17
NFL Week 7 Predictions 
Week 7 of the 2017 NFL campaign has arrived and just like Week 5, we've got an entire board of NFL games with very tight spreads. No team is favored by more than 6 points this week, so expect the season of parity in the NFL to continue. The action on Sunday gets going at 1:00 pm EST on October 22, 2017.
Read this article