Last Updated Apr 17, 2022, 10:39 PM

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Colorado Avalanche Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes (48-19-8) travel to meet the Colorado Avalanche (54-15-6) at Ball Arena in Denver on Saturday. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET, and the game be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Avalanche 3, Hurricanes 1

Best Bet

Avalanche -133
Under 6.5 (-133)

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE PREDICTIONS

The Hurricanes head to the Mile High City with 104 points, second-most in the Eastern Conference behind the Florida Panthers. Carolina is also just two points clear of the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division, although it did just win on the road against the Blueshirts earlier in the week.

The Avalanche have rattled off eight straight victories, remaining on track for the President's Trophy. The Avs haven't lost in regulation in 10 games, going 9-0-1 since a 3-1 loss at home to the Vancouver Canucks on March 23. Colorado is two points ahead of Florida for the most points in the NHL.

These teams met in Raleigh back on March 10, and Hurricanes backup goaltender Antti Raanta posted the 36-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the Avalanche. Rearguard Ethan Bear broke a scoreless tie at 14:20 of the third period to give the home side a lead, and All-Star Sebastian Aho added an empty-net goal.

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CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING ODDS

Hurricanes +115
Avalanche -133
Hurricanes +1.5 (-208)
Avalanche -1.5 (+188)
Over 6 (-110)
Under 6.5 (-133)

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CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Matchup: Metropolitan vs. Central
  • Venue: Ball Arena
  • Location: Denver, Colo.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+, 9:00 p.m. ET

CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 48-19-8
  • ATS: 36-39
  • O/U: 32-39-4

The Hurricanes missed an opportunity to push closer to a Metropolitan Division title with a 3-0 setback against the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Thursday night, as Raanta was bested by former Canes backstop Alex Nedeljkovic. That splashed cold water on a feel-good 4-2 road win over the New York Rangers in the previous outing.

The Canes are actually just 3-4 across the past seven games, although they did win their most recent road game against a Western Conference team in emphatic fashion, routing the St. Louis Blues 7-2 on March 26. They also belted the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in the most recent game against a team from the West back on April 10 at PNC.

Carolina is still just 2-5 in the past seven as an underdog, and 1-4 in the past five as a road 'dog. For totals, the OVER is 4-1 in the past five on the road, although the UNDER is 17-7-3 in the previous 27 as an underdog, and 11-5-1 in the past 17 vs. Central Division foes.

COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 54-14-6
  • ATS: 37-37
  • O/U: 38-31-5

The Avalanche are coming off a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils last time out on Thursday, an Eastern Conference team, and they've won four straight against the East since that 2-0 setback in Carolina on March 10.

Colorado has picked up 50 wins in the past 59 games at Ball Arena, and 48 of the past 61 as a favorite. They're also a very impressive 37-16 in the past 53 against the Eastern Conference, while going 4-0 in the past four against Metropolitan Division opponents.

For totals, it's all about the UNDER lately, as Darcy Kuemper has been playing well, and the Cale Makar-led defense has been locking it down. The UNDER is 11-5 in the past 16 games overall, while the Avs have cashed the UNDER in six of the past eight at home, while going 10-4 in the past 14 as a favorite.

The Hurricanes have won just three of the past 13 visits to Colorado. (Getty Images)

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING CONCLUSION

I feel as if the Avalanche are going to exact a little revenge in this potential Stanley Cup Final preview, as Colorado rarely loses at home. Over the years, the Hurricanes have really struggled in the Mile High City, too, and a shutout loss against the non-playoff Red Wings doesn't exactly give bettors a lot of confidence against the league's top team, either.

However, to be fair...to be faaaaaaaiiiiirrr...the Hurricanes have played down to their competition, and risen to the occasion against the top teams, so don't write off Carolina just yet. The best bet in this game might be the UNDER, however. It easily cashed in the first meeting in Raleigh, and has been a mainstay for Avalanche total bettors over the past calendar month and then some.

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING TRENDS

  • Hurricanes are 2-5 in the past seven as an underdog.
  • Hurricanes are 1-4 in the past five as a road 'dogs.
  • Hurricanes are 54-21 in the past 75 vs. Western Conference.
  • Hurricanes are 26-10 in the past 36 vs. Central Division.
  • Avalanche are 42-11 in the past 53 games overall.
  • Avalanche are 50-9 in the past 59 home games.
  • Avalanche are 48-13 in the past 61 as a favorite.
  • Avalanche are 37-16 in the past 53 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Avalanche are 4-0 in the past four vs. Metropolitan Division.
  • OVER is 4-1 in the past five road games for the Hurricanes.
  • OVER is 5-1 in the past six vs. winning teams for the Hurricanes.
  • UNDER is 17-7-3 in the past 27 as a 'dog for the Hurricanes.
  • UNDER is 11-5-1 in past 17 vs. Central Division for the Canes.
  • UNDER is 11-5 in the past 16 for the Avalanche.
  • UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight home games for the Avs.
  • UNDER is 10-4 in the past 14 as a favorite for the Avs.
  • OVER is 7-3-1 in the past 11 vs. Eastern Conference for the Avs.
  • OVER is 10-4 in the past 14 vs. Metropolitan Division for the Avs.
  • Hurricanes are 3-10 in the past 13 trips to Denver.
  • UNDER is 10-1-1 in the past 12 meetings.
  • UNDER is 4-1 in the past five meetings in Denver.

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