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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche 03/20/2021 NHL Picks, Predictions and Hockey Previews
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Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche 03/20/2021 – The Minnesota Wild are raring to get right back the Colorado Avalanche after they fell to a 5-1 loss on Thursday and dropped to the third spot in the West Division. It was the Avalanche who surpassed the visiting Wild for No. 2 in the standings and will be looking to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday afternoon. Colorado has now won five straight games and is given the favorite tag by the top betting sites at -160 while Minnesota is offered at +144. It’s either a repeat or revenge inside the Ball Arena in Denver for this exciting hockey match, which fans can catch live on ALT and NHL.TV.
Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche 03/20/2021
When: Saturday, March 20, 3:00 PM ET
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche 03/20/2021 Betting Odds:
The Minnesota Wild were caught off guard, failed to recover, and left stunned as the Avalanche cruised through a statement victory that nabbed their position in the West ladder. They were limited to just 20 shots in the said game as they appeared to struggle in finding answers to the aggressiveness employed by the hosts. To make matters worse, the team lost defenseman Matt Dumba due to an injury in the second period of the match. From the looks of it, it seems that the 26-year-old could miss action for an extended time, which means Minnesota will be undermanned for the rematch on Saturday afternoon.
Players to watch: K. Kaprizov LW (G 10, A 15, PTS 25), J. Greenway LW (G 5, A 15, PTS 20), M. Zuccarello RW (G 5, A 15, PTS 20).
Right from the start of the match on Thursday, it was already evident that the Avalanche wanted to win more. Of the team’s 55 shots in the game, 25 already came in the first period and that set the tone for them in establishing an early cushion and eventually winning by a mile. The team is obviously on a high, not just because they sustained their hot-searing run, but likewise because they were able to drop a statement by beating one of the contenders in their division. With that said, Colorado cannot wait to host the second straight game against the Wild in high hopes of replicating the same showing they had the last timeout.
Players to watch: M. Rantanen RW (G 16, A 18, PTS 34), N. MacKinnon C (G 9, A 19, PTS 28), N. Kadri C (G 9, A 15, PTS 24).
Minnesota Wild vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota’s last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Colorado’s last 18 games.
Wild vs Avalanche Betting Picks
Eager to score a revenge win, the Minnesota Wild will make sure to be the first to strike first on Saturday after. The visitors will be the more assertive squad this time; in other words, bettors should take advantage of the value price given to Minnesota in the best nhl bookmaker. It will be a complete reverse of fate this weekend with the Wild making sure to bag the W before heading back home for a three-game homestand.
Score Prediction: Wild 5, Avalanche 2.