The Avs had been a great team to bet on NHL action with and they led the division earlier this season but recently they have struggled and the Flames took over first place. Here are some facts and notes to consider for this matchup in NHL betting between Calgary and Colorado.
NHL betting has seen these two teams play twice so far this season and Colorado won both games by identical 3-2 scores. Both of those NHL betting wins were in Calgary. This will be the first NHL betting meeting between the two in Colorado this season. Last year the Avalanche won two of the three home games against Calgary.
It is no fluke that people are choosing to bet on NHL games with Calgary. The Flames are in the Top 10 in both goals scored and in goals against average this NHL season. Calgary has been fabulous on the road this season in NHL betting. In fact, the Flames have been so good on the road, that those that bet on NHL games have been taking Calgary on a regular basis away from home. Calgary has been led as normal on offense by Jarome Iginla and in goal by Miikka Kiprusoff.
Colorado has been better at home than on the road this season for those that bet on NHL lines. Part of Colorado’s recent struggles in NHL betting came away from home so it will be interesting to see if they get hot on this current homestand. The Avalanche have been in the Top 10 in goals scored but their defense has started to slip and that has hurt them in NHL betting. Goalie Craig Anderson has been dealing with a neck injury and he is the one player they can’t afford to lose. He is the main reason they have been a success this NHL betting season.
In this NHL betting series, five of the last seven games have gone under the total including both games this season. If Anderson is healthy it could be another low scoring NHL betting game on Sunday. If Colorado has to go to their backup goalie then taking a serious look at Calgary and the game to go over the total might be worth a look.