NHL wagering fans have not gotten a lot of value out of either team as Detroit is one of the heaviest chalks that you can bet on hockey with while the Avs are simply not good. NHL wagering handicappers see Detroit in their usual perch near the top of the western conference standings and as a strong contender to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
Detroit still has time to close the gap with San Jose for the top spot in the west, which is a solid motivational intangible to bet on hockey with. Because Detroit is the most popular team with the NHL wagering public they are often over-priced and a loss on them against the hockey lines can become quite expensive.
Detroit had an overall NHL wagering record of 41-13-6-2 straight up but was just 22-39 against the odds which is a clear cut demonstration of their poor NHL wagering value. Detroit had a phenomenal NHL wagering month of February, however, as they got the cash in 10 out of 13 games, playing their best hockey of the season.
Detroit is somewhat of a better value to bet on hockey with on the road as the prices are not as steep while the performance is still solid. The Red Wings had a NHL wagering mark of just 9 losses in 31 road games this season. Detroit’s main strength against the hockey lines is their offense which ranked 1st in the league.
Their defense ranked 18th and was sometimes suspect. Detroit has been a solid NHL wagering “over” team with a mark of 37-25 over the total. The Colorado Avalanche are having a tough NHL wagering season and are en route to their first losing season since moving to Denver in 1995.
The Avalanche had an overall NHL wagering record of 28-33-0-1 straight up and 29-33 against the odds. From January 13 through February 26 Colorado got the cash in just 6 out of 20 games.
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