Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Betting Picks and Prediction for Friday, March 8, 2024

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche – The NHL regular season is becoming more and more intense with every passing day and a match-up that is head-turning is Minnesota Wild (29-27-6) and Colorado Avalanche (38-20-5). The exhibition is far more than just an event for the presentation of perfect ice hockey skills. Indeed, it has even become a rallying point for hockey betting picks, attracting many bettors who place wagers on a game of such interest. When this game sets for Friday, it would be an exciting contest between two sides looking forward to the win.

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche

Date & Time: Friday, March 8, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET

Location: Ball Arena


Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds


Minnesota Wild Analysis

Minnesota Wild, for sure, comes in with a reputation of a strong defense which is orchestrated by Kirill Kaprizov and his powerful teammate who have scored thirty-nine goals together. In harmony with their Generation, Kaprizov along with his fellow countrymen, Eriksson Ek and Mats Zuccarello, play vital roles, showing off their individual qualities. In this case, Eriksson Ek is pretty smart finishing off the game and Zuccarello’s excellent vision on playmaking, exhibited is his 39 assists. With this array of offensive weaponry, we will need to capitalize on the Avs’ defense’s susceptibility, and most of all, in the road games where the spread makes their performance less competitive.

Additionally, goaltender Filip Gustavsson will be playing a key role for the Wild from the defensive side. Gustavsson was responsible for the-shuttering of 37 Avalanche attacks and secured 0.892 save-percentage. This symbolises his competency in warding off incessant Avalanche attack lined-up by Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen. The Wild defense would come out with all its best defense tactics just enough to contain the scoring prowess of an Avs team that is popularly known for their scoring prowess.

Colorado Avalanche Analysis

As for the Colorado Avalanche forward line, they shine more than the sun in the west with Nathan MacKinnon everyone’s favorite. For a single player, this season MacKinnon has racked up a ridiculous total of 105 points from 39 goals and 66 assists, making him the key predatory danger for the Wild discipline on the ice. In addition to Mackinnon, the dynamic trio of Rantanen, alongside Makar have played a significant role to the Avalanche’s offensive production. Their contributions, which include playmaking and scoring, constitute a great portion of the overall team

Defensively, Schmid Akira has shifted from the University of Denver to the NHL team Colorado Avalanche, thus he is the goaltender this season for a portion. The Waterdown Legends’ goalie, Christopher Schmid will certainly be a key factor in the match against a Wild team that revealed their scoring capability and consistency in the play. The boss won’t have it easy. Disciplined, strong backline should help the Schmid to keep opportunities at bay.

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche Against the Spread

The Wild have exhibited a command against the spread, manifesting in its consecutive last 5 games having the record of 4-1. Nevertheless, in the operation on the track, they – the team – have been adorable with their 17 wins and 13 covers. Unlike Avalanche, who has a dismal 11-22 record this season on a road when it comes to the spread betting, the Lightning has shown good results with a solid 23-15 record fueled with 21 road games against the spread.

Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Colorado Avalanche. The Wild with its numerous fort-like qualities in the season appears to have a competitive edge over the Avalanche but come to think that the latter will prevail against the Wild’s defense which are led by MacKinnon and Rantanen, with their incredible offensive skills.

Spread: Minnesota Wild. The fact that the Wild have covered the ATS spread in most of the past games, apart from home matches, indicates that they might prevail after the puckline on Tuesday evening.

Total: Over. Looking at both teams’ skill offence and what statistics of current trends as it relates to the total points, it appears that an over is possible.

Predicted Score: Colorado Avalanche 4, Minnesota Wild 3

To conclude, although the Avalanche are preferred in the moneyline because of their own explosive offensive, the spread is a great way of backing the Wild, with all their recent hit performances. The total points bet going over in the game is a winning option due to both teams offensive capabilities. For people who are thinking of putting bets, it is necessary to look out for the latest odds and trends on top-notch Canadian sports betting sites for making the wiser and smarter bets.