Colorado Avalanche vs Vancouver Canucks vs Match Preview & Betting Odds 2019
January 31, 2019
The Colorado Avalanche (22-20-8) meet the Vancouver Canucks (23-22-6) on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Arena.
The Avalanche last saw action the Wednesday before last when they went down to a 5-2 loss on home-ice to Minnesota Wild, despite having twice led in the game.
The Avalanche are currently averaging 3.38 Goals per Game, leaving them in 7th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.22 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 22nd overall in the standings. On an individual basis Gabriel Landeskog has 29 goals for the Avalanche, while Mikko Rantanen has provided 51 assists so far this season.
The Canucks last action was also the Wednesday before last when, like the Avalanche, they also suffered a 5-2 loss on home-ice. In their game they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes. They also led 2-1 at one stage in proceedings.
The Canucks are currently averaging 2.86 Goals per Game, which puts them in 20th position in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 3.10 Goals per Game, which also leaves them in 20th position overall in the standings.
This is not an easy game for making our NHL predictions. There’s not a great deal between these two teams in terms of their records this season at present and neither team is in great form either, with the Avalanche having won just three of their last 13 games and the Canucks winning only three of their last eight.
However, those three Canucks wins have actually come in their last five games, so they are showing some signs of improvement and are the tips on the Money Line odds to win this game as a consequence.