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Through 38 games, the Bruins are 24-8-6 and sit in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Their record against other teams in the East is 15-10, and they’ve gone 10-5 against divisional opponents. On the road this year, Boston has gone 12-5-3, and they come into today’s NHL Schedule game on a three-game winning streak away from home.
Overall, the Bruins have been favored in 33 of their 38 games and have gone 20-8-5 as the favorite. In their last ten games, Boston has gone 5-5, and they are 4-1 in their last five games. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Bruins have gone 2-1 in their last three games.
On the road this year, the Bruins have a puck line record of 11-9, and their average scoring margin away from home is at +.5 goals per game. Overall, Boston has gone 21-17 against the puck line, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.
Against the puck line as the underdog, the Bruins are 5-0, and their average scoring differential in games where they are not favored is at +1 goal per contest. In their last three road games, Boston’s puck line record is at 3-0, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games.
On average, Boston’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 5.9. In total, the Bruins come in with an over/under record of 19-19-0.
Avalanche wants to climb to the top
At home this season, the Avalanche are 16-5-0 and have been favored in 36 of their 40 games. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place and 2nd in the Central Division in the NHL Standings. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3, and they are 25-12-3 overall.
Against other Western Conference teams, Colorado has an 18-11 record, and they have been favored in 23 of those games. Over their last five games, the Avalanche have gone 4-1, and they have won two of their last three games.
At home this year, the Avalanche have gone 13-8 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is +1.3 goals per game. So far, they have been favored in 36 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 17-19.
Colorado has 18 wins by multiple goals this season, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.7 goals per game. In their last 10 games at home, the Avalanche have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
On average, Colorado’s games have finished with 6.9 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 22-16-2.
|BOSTON BRUINS vs COLORADO AVALANCHE
|Location of the Game: Ball Arena, Denver
|Date and Time: Monday, January 8th 9:00 ET
|Season: 2023-2024 NHL Regular Season
|How to watch: ESPN+
AI Predictions and Sport Betting AI Picks
Here are the NHL Computer Picks for this Red Wings vs Kings Odds matchup:
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: Boston Bruins 3 – Colorado Avalanche 4
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Bruins +1.5 | ML Avalanche -134 | OVER 6.5
Bruins vs Avalanche Betting Odds
These are the Bruins vs Avalanche Betting Odds. The NHL Odds for this matchup are set.
Boston Bruins Game Analysis
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 21st in the league. In terms of the Bruins’ offense during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 24th in shorthanded goals.
Boston defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.8 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts, all in their NHL Team Stats.
Colorado Avalanche Game Analysis
On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL, helped by their scorerse who increases each game their NHL Player Stats. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 5th in the league. So far this year, the Avalanche are 15-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 8-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Avalanche defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 1 shutouts.
NHL Injury Report
There is the NHL Injury Report for both teams:
- James van Riemsdyk – Undisclosed – Questionable
- Milan Lucic – Lower Body/Personal – Out
- Derek Forbort – Lower Body – Out
- Chris Wagner – Achilles – Out
- Gabriel Landeskog – Knee – Out
- Artturi Lehkonen – Upper Body – Out
- Miles Wood – Illness – Questionable
- Pavel Francouz – Groin – Out
- Bowen Byram – Lower Body – Out
- Jean-Luc Foudy – Lower Body – Out
Boston Bruins vs Colorado Avalanche Head-to-Head
The last ten NHL matchups between then Avalanche and Bruins have gone in favor of the Avalanche, putting together a record of 6-4.
The last last three times that the Bruins have faced off against the Avalanche as the underdog, they are 2-1 vs. the spread. The over/under record in the five most recent head to head games between the Bruins and Avalanche is 1-2-2 with an average of 5 goals per game.
The last three times that the Bruins have been on the road vs. the Avalanche, the over/under record is 4-1.