- The Colorado Avalanche continue their road trip versus the New Jersey Devils from the Prudential Center at 7:00 PM EST
- Darcy Kuemper is projected to start against Nico Daws
- Read below for the Avalanche vs Devils odds, prediction, and best NHL betting pick for Tuesday
After a convincing win against the Islanders on Monday night, the Colorado Avalanche face the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, March 8th. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM EST at the Prudential Center. The game will be broadcast on MSG and ALT. The Colorado Avalanche are listed at -210, with New Jersey at +170 in the Avalanche vs Devils odds. The Tuesday NHL odds set Colorado covering the puckline is at +120.
Will the heavily favored Colorado Avalanche win the back end of their back-to-back? Let’s see what the top NHL pick is for this matchup.
Avalanche vs Devils Odds
|Colorado Avalanche||-210||-1.5 (+120)||O 6 (-109)|
|Detroit Red Wings||+170||+1.5 (-148)||U 6 (-110)|
Odds as of March 7th at Caesars Sportsbook
New Jersey online sports betting markets set the over at 6.5 (+120) in the Avalanche vs Devils odds on Tuesday night.
Devils Betting Outlook
While the New Jersey Devils have played better lately, they are still well below .500 on the season.
At this time, New Jersey holds the seventh spot in the Metropolitan Division and are 11 games under .500. After a 5-5 run, they are still 20-31-5 on the season and battling with Philadelphia for the basement.
New Jersey is 24 points out of the NHL playoff bracket. They’re priced right now at +3500 to make the playoffs.
Sorry did I say 5v5? I meant "The New Jersey Devils ENTIRE Offense"
I mean what the hell guys? lol pic.twitter.com/lXhVLvybOX
— CJ Turtoro (@CJTDevil) March 6, 2022
One of the bigger reasons why New Jersey has been so good offensively of late (44 goals in their last 11 games is Jesper Bratt. Bratt is now up to 19 goals and 51 points in 51 games. Needless to say, he has become difficult to contain. He is not the only force that stirs the drink with New Jersey’s offense. Jack Hughes has been hot of late and now is averaging 1.12 points per contest.
Now, with 26 games to go, New Jersey is just trying to play well heading into the trade deadline. While Nico Daws has been pretty solid in net, the veteran Jon Gillies has been an unmitigated train wreck.
Jon Gillies gave up 3.39 goals above expected and is the main factor why the #NJDevils lost to a depleted Blackhawks team tonight.
Another night of NJ goaltending failing the team.
I’ll have an article tomorrow for @DevilsArmyBlog on some possible external trade candidates.
— James Villani (@jvillani08) February 26, 2022
Neither goalie will be confused with a Vezina Trophy candidate. However, Daws has at least shown more positive flashes and a respectable .908 save percentage. He is 4-3 in nine appearances for the Devils as well.
It is why the NHL odds are shortening a whisker towards New Jersey (from +180 to +170). Also, 44% of the betting percentage is on the New Jersey moneyline and 44% ATS.
Avalanche NHL Betting Outlook
A few losses have not harmed the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup odds. They began 2021-22 around +500 to win the Stanley Cup. Luckily for Colorado sports bettors, they currently remain the top choice at +450. It has been this way for some time.
There was a brief period in November where the team was not the favorite but since then, Colorado has been. The Avalanche had won six of their last ten games at press time. One of the reasons why has been the play of Devon Toews.
Since 01/01/22, even strength points by defenseman:
1.) Cale Makar – 23
2 ) Devon Toews – 19
3.) Roman Josi – 18
4.) Brady Skjei – 17
— Canes Stat Boy™ (@CanesStats) March 7, 2022
They have dropped a little bit but still are one of the best teams in the NHL. Colorado ranks second in goals at 3.91 while allowing 2.82. Colorado has five players with 54 or more points.
Avalanche vs Devils Recent Results
|1/4/2020||Avalanche 5 Devils 2||COL||COL||Over|
|12/13/2019||Avalanche 3 Devils 1||COL||COL||Under|
|3/17/2019||Avalanche 3 Devils 0||COL||COL||Under|
|10/18/2018||Avalanche 5 Devils 3||COL||COL||Over|
|12/2/2018||Devils 2 Avalanche 1||NJD||COL||Under|
Avalanche vs Devils Pick
The Avalanche have won four of the last five games over the Devils and have covered in all four of those contests. Colorado was favored in a big majority of these contests. It is no surprise they are tonight as well.
So the Avalanche still have the most points in the NHL with 85 and a 40-11-5 mark. Colorado carries an impressive 17-8-2 record away from home.
Unfortunately for the Devils, every game can often be an adventure. While that is quite entertaining, the Colorado matchup presents a lot of problems especially defensively. With Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Ottawa all battling for draft spots, every game matters. At the least, the Devils are averaging right around four goals a game offensively of late.
This could be quite the entertaining contest as Nathan MacKinnon and Jack Hughes do battle in Newark.
Take the Avalanche in regulation.
Pick: Avalanche In Regulation (-125)
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