Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) in overtime of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Denver. The Avalanche won 4-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The Colorado Avalanche are -170 road favorites over the Boston Bruins in an NHL afternoon game slated for Monday, February 21
Colorado is 19-1-2 since the calendar turned to 2022
See below for the Colorado vs Boston odds and betting analysis
At 36-9-4, the Colorado Avalanche are the NHL’s #1-ranked team. With a 19-1-2 slate over their past 22 games, the Avs are also the NHL’s hottest team.
The Boston Bruins, meanwhile, are treading water of late. They are 5-5-2 over the past 12 games. One of those two overtime losses was a 4-3 setback at Colorado on Jan. 26.
As the Avalanche arrive in Boston for a Monday afternoon tilt, they are set as the -170 favorites. The Bruins are 0-2 straight-up and against the spread as a home underdog this season.
Avalanche vs Bruins Odds
Game Time (ET)
Monday Feb. 21
O 6 (-110)
U 6 (-110)
Odds as of February 20th at DraftKings Sportsbook App.
Puck drop for Monday’s game is set for 1:00 pm ET at TD Garden. Colorado is 7-0 SU in the club’s last seven road games.
Colorado’s -170 favorite odds make the implied probability of an Avalanche victory to be a solid 62.96%. Boston’s underdog moneyline of +150 gives the Bruins an IP of victory that’s set at 40%. Boston is 1-3 SU in the last four home games.
The Avs are the +400 betting line favorites in the Stanley Cup odds. They are also prohibitively short -500 favorites to win the Central in the latest NHL division odds.
Avalanche vs Bruins NHL Betting Trends
Boston is 3-8 SU and 4-7 on the puckline as a betting underdog this season. That 4-3 OT defeat at Colorado earlier this season saw the Bruins lose outright as the underdog but cover on the puckline. However, Colorado bettors have seen the Avalanche go 7-1 on the puckline in the last eight games against the Bruins.
Avalanche vs Bruins Recent Results
Colorado 6 Boston 3
Boston 2 Colorado 1 (OT)
Colorado 4 Boston 2
Colorado 4 Boston 1
Colorado 4 Boston 3 (OT)
Overall, Colorado is 11-1 SU in the club’s last 12 visits to Boston. The Avalanche have scored four or more goals in seven of the team’s past eight games against the Bruins. However, Colorado has gone over four goals just twice in the past 26 games against Boston.
Here for the celly, even if it’s just in practice. #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/SFNy5fV1Vt
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) February 20, 2022
DraftKings is offering +240 odds on a Colorado under 5.5 goals total prop. Might be worthy of consideration for Colorado bettors, taking into account that the Avs have gone under that total in 18 of their last 19 games.
Boston’s Marchand Still Under Suspension
Bruins forward Brad Marchand will be sitting out the final game of a six-game NHL suspension. Boston is 2-2-1 during Marchand’s absence. Defenseman Jakub Zboril (knee) is out for the Bruins.
According to Brad Marchand, this chirp from Tristan Jarry is what set him off…👀 pic.twitter.com/RHlxe45jVb
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) February 19, 2022
Colorado defenseman Bowen Byram (post concussion syndrome) has missed the past 17 games. Defenseman Jacob MacDonald (upper body) and forward Stefan Matteau (lower body) are also out for the Avalanche.
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Swayman Heating Up For Bruins
Jeremy Swayman was the odd-man out when former Vezina Trophy winner Tuukka Rask attempted his ill-fated comeback with the Bruins. However, since Rask announced his retirement, Swayman has caught fire. He’s 2-1-1 with a .940 save percentage over his past five games.
🎥 Coach Cassidy on who will get the start in net tomorrow vs. the Avalanche: “After talking with Goalie Bob I think it will be Swayman, let’s get them off the ice here and see how they’re doing.” pic.twitter.com/yI2yexm2nG
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 20, 2022
Swayman is fifth in the NHL in goals-against average (2.14) and save percentage (.923).
Avalanche vs Bruins Projected Starting Goalies
Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper is tied for fourth in the league with 24 wins. That’s the second most of his career. He won 27 games in 2018-19. Kuemper is tied for fourth in the NHL with three shutouts. He’s recorded a shutout in two of his last three starts.
Kuemper is 16-0-2 in his last 18 decisions, a new franchise record for consecutive decisions with a point.
Avalanche vs Bruins Pick & Prediction
Colorado can score. The Avalanche own an NHL-best +51 goal differential. Lately, the Avs are also keeping the puck out of their net. They’ve risen to 14th from 26th in the league in GAA since Jan. 1.
The Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche play a different sport than the rest of the league right now.
No clue if either holds up come the playoffs but the nightly firepower is incredible to watch
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) February 19, 2022
The Avalanche have allowed three goals or less in 13 of their last 15 games, two goals or fewer in nine of the last 15 contests and one goal or less in seven of the last 15. Colorado has posted a league-high five shutouts since Jan. 15.
Coming off a 3-2 OT win at Ottawa, Boston hasn’t won back-to-back games since Jan. 20-22.
Pick: Colorado Avalanche ML (-170)