New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche 03/11/2020 Spread, Picks and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche 03/11/2020 – Colorado’s season could be summed up as an injury-plagued year. And just when they thought their health miseries have already reached its pinnacle, the team took their biggest hit yet when Nathan MacKinnon went down with a lower-body injury on Monday, making it seven players in Colorado’s injured list. The Avalanche will try to get the most of their remaining manpower when they host the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Despite having to play sans their key guys, the Avalanche are still pegged as favorites at home with a -155 game-winner price based on the NHL Betting Lines, whereas the Rangers are offered at +135.
New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche 03/11/2020
When: Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche 03/11/2020 Betting Odds:
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers are keeping their head above water as they place themselves to within two points from the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Dallas that also gave them their second win in three games. Mika Zibanejad is putting up monstrous numbers over his last five games as he scored 10 goals to become the fastest player in franchise history to score 40 goals in 56 games or fewer. Artemi Panarin, who is the team’s leader in points, sustains his top-notch efficiency this year with 94 points on 32 goals and 62 assists while having a plus-35 rating which is the second-best in the NHL.
Players to watch: Artemi Panarin (GP 68, G 32, A 62, PTS 94), Mika Zibanejad (GP 56, G 40, A 34, PTS 74), Ryan Strome (GP 69, G 18, A 41, PTS 59).
Colorado’s bench was left holding their breath when MacKinnon hit the ground midway the second period in their game against the Kings in Los Angeles which ended in a 3-1 loss. The status of MacKinnon, a Hart Trophy contender, remains uncertain as he joins Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri, Andre Burakovsky, Matt Calvert, Cale Makar and prized netminder Philipp Grubauer on the sidelines. Colorado continues to fight through adversity, keeping itself in a decent position in the Central Division where they trail the St. Louis Blues by just two points at the top of the ladder.
Players to watch: Nathan MacKinnon (GP 69, G 35, A 58, PTS 93), Cale Makar (GP 56, G 12, A 35, PTS 47), Andre Burakovsky (GP 58, G 20, A 25, PTS 45).
New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Predictions
Rangers are 7-0 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Avalanche are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference.
Rangers vs Avalanche Betting Picks
The Avalanche have proven time and time again that injury bugs can’t impede their progress chasing supremacy in the Central Division as the regular season winds down. The Rangers will push them to their limit but composure down the stretch will keep them afloat to close out the game and register another win.
Score Prediction: Rangers 2, Avalanche 3