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Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings 02/23/2022 Top Picks, Predictions and Best Preview
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Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings 02/23/2022 – The Detroit Red Wings will be back in action on Wednesday after a six-day off. The team continues its quest for a postseason spot – a campaign that will have to take a tough challenge from the league-leading Colorado Avalanche next. The visitors are looking to bounce back from their 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday, while the hosts aim to pick up where they left off having beaten the New York Rangers in a shootout in their last outing. As expected, Colorado is pegged as favorites on the road against Detroit in the latest NHL Odds. The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 Eastern Time to be shown live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings 02/23/2022
When: Wednesday, February 23, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings 02/23/2022 Betting Odds:
The Avalanche are slowly feeling the effects of the road trip as it manifested in their latest performance in Boston. Colorado was caught off guard particularly in the second period of the game where they allowed the Bruins to score three goals that put the game out of reach. Coach Jared Bednar offered no excuses after the lopsided loss, saying the Bruins were simply the better team that night. “They were the quicker, more determined team,” he said. They’ve been going through a little stretch here, losing three of four at home, missing some top guys. They were a hungry group. It’s exactly what we expected of them, but it wasn’t our most competitive effort. It was just the team’s fourth loss of 2022 as they continue to reign supreme in the NHL with 76 points in 50 games.
Players to watch: N. Kadri C (G 21, A 42, PTS 63), M. Rantanen RW (G 26, A 33, PTS 59), C. Makar D (G 8, A 33, PTS 51).
Detroit Red Wings
There is still a lot of catching up to do for the Red Wings even after they escaped the Rangers in a shoutout six days ago. Detroit is placed fifth in the Atlantic Division but is trailing the fourth-placed Bruins by 10 points, 62-52. After the hard-fought game last time around, the extended break is all the Red Wings needed as they continue to reflect and strategize in their push to make the playoffs. The team has won three of their last four games. But while they are gradually gaining confidence, the Red Wings remain wary especially that their next three-game home stand will be against three of the top four teams in the league.
Players to watch: D. Larkin C (G 26, A 26, PTS 52), T. Bertuzzi LW (G 23, A 21, PTS 44), L. Raymond RW (G 13, A 26, PTS 39).
Colorado Avalanche vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado’s last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
Avalanche vs Red Wings Betting Picks
The Red Wings may be impressive in their last couple of games, but their stellar showing will not be enough to threaten the best team in the NHL. The Avalanche will be out to justify the NHL Betting Lines as they are about to demolish the Red Wings in the latter’s home ice.
Score Prediction: Avalanche 5, Red Wings 1.