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Game 7 Kraken vs Avalanche Odds, Spread & Prediction

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Apr 29, 2023 · 2:23 PM PDT

Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen scores an empty net against Seattle Kraken
Apr 28, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) scores an empty net goal past Seattle Kraken defenseman Justin Schultz (4) during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2023 Stanely Cup Playoffs at Climate Pledge Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
  • Colorado is now a -210 moneyline favorite in the Kraken vs Avalanche odds for Game 7 of their first-round playoff series
  • The Avalanche are again big favorites to win this best-of-seven game series
  • Get the latest Avalanche vs Kraken Game 7 odds here, plus injury news and Same-Game Parlay picks

The Colorado Avalanche come across as a hard team to figure out. Just when it looks like they are finished, the Avalanche showed the heart of a champion. Colorado roared past Seattle on Friday night on the road.

Seattle scored first but a late first-period tally by Mikko Rantanen changed the entire game. From there, Colorado dominated, enjoyed a 38-23 shots advantage, and ultimately a 4-1 win on the scoreboard.

Online sportsbooks peg Colorado to be big favorites in Sunday night’s NHL odds, and were +145 for the overall series on Friday. That would have been the time to bet the Avalanche.

Avalanche vs Kraken Game 7 Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Seattle Kraken +1.5 (-135) +180 U 6 (-120)
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+115) -210 O 6 (EVEN)

The Avalanche roll in as -210 moneyline favorites, in a contest with a total of 6. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30pm ET on Sunday at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, with TNT providing nationwide coverage. Root Sports NW and ALT carry the usual local coverage.

The Avalanche vs Kraken series odds are pretty self-explanatory.


Odds as of April 29 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Kraken vs Avalanche Betting Splits

So, Colorado benefits from some solid Game 7 numbers. That includes a 66.3% win probability and a majority of the betting handle when it comes to NHL betting trends. Bettors like Colorado.

As of Saturday afternoon, 60% of the moneyline bets are backing the Avalanche, while the over is less certain. Expect a few shifts between now and Sunday night as models favor the Kraken puckline early.

Colorado vs Seattle NHL Betting News

The Avalanche look like they will not have the services of Valeri Nichushkin. However, Andrew Cogliano escaped serious harm after being cross-checked by Jordan Eberle on Friday.

Eberle avoided a hearing and needless to say, Colorado, as a whole, is not happy.

Andre Burakovsky remains out as Seattle’s only injured scratch.

Colorado dropped in the numbers for the Stanley Cup odds at +1000 while Seattle sprang out to +6500.

Avalanche vs Kraken Analysis

Alexandar Georgiev played smarter in Game 6, but also faced less work. Philipp Grubauer saw 38 shots from Colorado and tried to keep his Kraken in the game. Again, Seattle opened the scoring but mostly against the flow of play. The final 40 minutes saw the Avalanche dominate. Colorado had 26 shots to Seattle’s 13.

For the second time in this series, the Kraken could not handle the pace. Colorado racked up seven of the final nine high-danger chances. Seattle expected goal total over the last 40 minutes was a mere 0.61 combined while the Avalanche were at 1.31.

If that happens again Sunday night, Seattle may have few answers.

Honestly, when the depth of Colorado gets involved, they become pretty unstoppable. Artturi Lehkonen getting more shots on goal was significant but the goals were more. Even Erik Johnson scored.

So, Colorado got off the ropes, but now can they finish the series and play Dallas in the second round?

Kraken vs Avalanche 2022-23 H2H Playoff Results

Date Away Team Home Team Result
Apr. 28, 2023 Colorado Seattle COL, 4-1 – Game 6
Apr. 26, 2023 Seattle Colorado SEA, 3-2 – Game 5
Apr. 24, 2023 Colorado Seattle SEA, 3-2 (OT) – Game 4
Apr. 22, 2023 Colorado Seattle COL, 6-4 – Game 3
Apr. 20, 2023 Seattle Colorado COL, 3-2 – Game 2
Apr. 18, 2023 Seattle Colorado SEA, 3-1 – Game 1

Seattle still has zero pressure, but what do the Kraken have left in the tank?

Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction

This series has been fascinating for all the flips and swings. Seattle controls play for a couple games, then Colorado finds a way to win a few contests. Game 6 felt a little different. When the Kraken scored, it felt like the Avalanche were just getting started.

Sure enough, Colorado scored four unanswered goals. Can Philipp Grubauer play as well as he did in Game 6 or will he crack again like in Game 4? The former seems to play out there as the German has five quality starts in this series. Again, the Seattle offense needs to be timely, or else.

Kraken vs Avalanche Game 7 Same-Game Parlay

Pick Odds
Under 5.5 Goals +105
Colorado 3-Way 1st Period +130
Same-Game Parlay Odds +370

Colorado needs to play downhill hockey. If they score first, then look out. The Avalanche are capable of shutting things down when they have the upper hand. Plus, Game 7’s are often lower scoring.

Pick: Same-Game Parlay (+370)


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