Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Preview (03/24/2024)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Preview (03-24-2024)

It has been a season of profound disappointment for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh is a near certainty to miss the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Indeed, the Penguins are no longer in the elite class for NHL betting odds. On Saturday, things will not get any easier for the Pens. Pittsburgh travels to Colorado to face the playoff-bound Colorado Avalanche. Accordingly, the Avalanche are serious 2024 Stanley Cup Playoff championship contenders. Colorado is in the thick of the Central Division and Western Conference Playoff race. Still, the Avs can gain top-seed and home-ice advantage.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Information

Date and Time:Sunday, March 24, 2024, 2 p.m. ET
Location:Ball Arena, Denver, CO
TV Coverage:TNT
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Pittsburgh Penguins Team Overview

The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-28-9 straight up and 26-36 over/under the online wagering total. Also, Pittsburgh is 12th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Pittsburgh is six points behind the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race. Late on, Pittsburgh has covered three out of their last ten games. At the same time, the Penguins have gone under the total in two of its previous ten matchups. Pittsburgh is 12-15-5 on enemy ice.

Pittsburgh has NHL rankings of 24th for goals scored and 3rd for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Penguins have NHL rankings of 10th for goals against and 8th for penalty killing.

First for Pittsburgh scorers is C Sidney Crosby with 33 goals, 35 assists, 68 points, and +5. C Jake Guentzel adds 22 goals, 30 assists, 52 points, and a +9. D Erik Karlsson has eight goals, 38 assists, 46 points and a +6.

First goalie Tristan Jarry has a 2.79 goals against average and a .906 save percentage with a record of 19-22-5 with six shutouts.

Colorado Avalanche Team Overview

The Colorado Avalanche are 43-20-5 straight up and 37-28-3 over/under the NHL betting total. Also, Colorado is 3rd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Colorado is one point behind the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Colorado has covered eight out of their last nine games. While the Avalanche have gone over the total in three of its previous five matchups. Colorado is 26-6 on home ice.

Colorado has NHL rankings of 1st for goals scored and for 7th power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Avalanche have NHL rankings of 13th for goals against and 9th for penalty killing.

First among Colorado scorers is C Nathan Mackinnon with 42 goals, 74 assists, 116 points and a +28. Second is RW Mikko Rantanen, with 34 goals, 56 assists, 90 points, and a +12. D Cale Makar adds 17 goals, 57 assists, 74 points, and a +15. G Alexandar Georgiev has a .283 goals against average and .902 save percentage, with a record of 35-15-23 and two shutouts.

Penguins at Avalanche SBG Free Picks

To summarize, the Penguins got the cash in six of their last eight games with Colorado. Only four of the last ten meetings in this series went under the total. However, at Colorado, the Avs got the money in two of their last three games with the Penguins. Only one of the last five meetings in this series at Colorado went under the total. Accordingly, Pittsburgh has not played at an effective enough level to rate a recommendation.

Penguins at Avalanche SBG Best Bet: Colorado Avalanche.

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