Avalanche Wild Betting – Colorado Tries to Keep Its Momentum Going
Colorado Avalanche @ Minnesota Wild – Thursday March 14, 2013 8:00PM EST
There is a really good chance that no one in the online sports betting world has noticed it yet, but the Minnesota Wild has jumped to the top of the Northwest Division because it has won seven of its last 10 games. The league was wondering when this powerful roster was going to catch fire, and it finally has. The Wild have been working on a two-game winning streak, with the last win being over Vancouver Canucks. For the first time in a very long time, the team at the top of the Northwest Division is not located in the Northwest and it is not the Vancouver Canucks.
The Colorado Avalanche is a young team that the sports betting experts have their eyes on. The sports world was put on notice about the Colorado Avalanche when it was the team that finally beat the Chicago Blackhawks after the Blackhawks had ripped off 24 consecutive games with at least a point to start the season. The Avalanche didn’t just win the game, it ran away with it with a final score of 6-2. Then Colorado went out Sunday night and beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2. That puts Colorado only four points out of first place in the Northwest Division and chasing the Minnesota Wild.
Why the Wild Will Win
The Wild still has the third-lowest goal scoring total in the entire NHL, but it also has the fifth lowest goals against. What the online betting experts love about the Wild is that it is such a balanced team. There is offensive production from both the offense and the defense, and the team is extremely adept at playing up and down both sides of the ice. Niklas Backstrom has been strong in goal all season long and he was one of the primary reasons why the Wild was able to hang around in the Northwest Division standings while it was struggling to find its game.
Why the Avalanche Will Win
It is impossible to deny the roll that the Colorado Avalanche is on. The team is getting great goaltending and scoring goals at the right moment. Many people saw that victory over Chicago coming when the Avs nearly beat the Blackhawks just a couple of nights before. Now that the Avalanche is rolling, this will be a tough team to stop. It plays a physical game and it is also extremely potent on special teams.
The Bottom Line
The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will play a physical game that will probably not feature a lot of scoring. But what this game will feature is some very gritty play that could be a strong precursor to what we can expect in the playoffs. This will be a fun game to watch, but it should be the Minnesota Wild that comes out with this extremely important divisional victory.
Pick: Minnesota Wild
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