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Penguins vs Avalanche Prediction & Odds for Wednesday (Mar 22)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Mar 21, 2023 · 7:01 PM PDT

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar handles the puck
Mar 18, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) handles the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bradshaw Sevald-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Colorado Avalanche are -200 favorites in the Penguins vs Avalanche odds on Wednesday (Mar. 22) at 8:00 pm ET
  • Pittsburgh is 34-26-10 this season and Colorado is 41-22-6
  • Read below for the complete Penguins vs Avalanche odds, plus best bets – and a same-game parlay

Pittsburgh heads to the land of Coors Light to face the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Can the Colorado Avalanche get two more points closer to the Central Division lead?

Let’s look at the Penguins vs Avalanche odds and offer you our top NHL pick for Wednesday’s contest on TNT.

Penguins vs Avalanche Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5 (-165) O 6.5 (-105) +145
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+140) U 6.5 (-115) -175

Colorado strolls in on the moneyline at -175 while Pittsburgh dropped to +145 . Game totals remain at 6.5 currently.

Stanley Cup odds are heating up. Pittsburgh lengthened to +4000 depending on the site. Now, Colorado has seen their numbers shorten back to +650. The Avalanche are the second favorite next to the Boston Bruins (+375).

Two battle-tested teams faceoff on Wednesday from Colorado.

Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00pm ET at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. The game is broadcasted on TNT.


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Pittsburgh Is In Deep, Deep Trouble

Pittsburgh plays like a constant yo-yo. Unfortunately, the Penguins, via several injuries, are once again trending in the wrong direction. Pittsburgh dropped four straight games and now sit in danger of missing the playoffs altogether.

With the prospect of playing Colorado and Dallas on consecutive nights, the Penguins appear to be in deep, deep trouble. Pittsburgh remains a favorite to make the playoffs, but the “no” on playing is rapidly gaining steam.

Will the scoring chances that did not go in the net on Monday against Ottawa find a home in Colorado? That is a great question. Pittsburgh looks to be more than snakebitten. Additionally, injuries keep mounting for the Penguins. Jeff Petry, Marcus Pettersson, Jan Ruuta, and Dmitry Kulikov are all out with injuries. That translates to two-thirds of Pittsburgh’s starting six defensemen.

Tristan Jarry projects to start for Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The possible Vezina candidate continues to see his odds lengthen this season. As the Pittsburgh injuries mount, one wonders can Jarry even stay healthy. He has endured injury issues too.

Colorado Keeps On Rising In The Standings

Behind a six-game winning streak, the Colorado Avalanche rose to within one point of the Central Division lead. Colorado still has game(s) in hand on Dallas and Minnesota. Though not completely healthy, the Avalanche keep finding ways to win.

The Avalanche did nab win number 41 earlier this week but it may have again come at a cost. What else is new for Colorado in this season defending the Stanley Cup?

Fortunately, Cale Makar expects to play on Wednesday. Makar comes in red hot with 15 points in his last seven games. This streak puts him within earshot of the Norris Trophy race. Did we mention that Mikko Rantanen quietly has 47 goals?  Also, the winger brings the shot with 252 and nine game-winning goals.

Suddenly, Colorado saw its scoring differential balloon to +40.  Now, this is the Avalanche team most expected and all without their captain, Gabriel Landeskog.

Penguins vs Avalanche Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
2/7/2023 PIT 2 – COL 1 (OT) PIT COL Under
4/5/2022 PIT 4 – COL 6 COL COL Over
4/2/2022 COL 3 – PIT 2 COL PIT Under
1/10/2020 COL 3 – PIT 4 (OT) PIT PIT Over
10/16/2019 PIT 3 – COL 2 (OT) PIT COL Under

The teams faced off last month with the Penguins stealing the extra point in overtime by a 2-1 score.

Penguins vs Avalanche Prediction

The Penguins are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, and need a boost in the worst way against the surging Avalanche. This game gets TNT exposure, has star power, and there is a nagging feeling Pittsburgh’s blueline may get fatigued.

Penguins vs Avalanche Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Colorado Moneyline -175
Over 6.5 Goals -105

The game expects to see a little more pace than the Pens’ previous matchup. Pittsburgh fired 49 shots on goal against Ottawa and only one found its way into the net.

Pittsburgh needs to stay out of the penalty box but is playing in the rarified air of the Rocky Mountains. The Penguins also play on Thursday night against Colorado while shorthanded on defense. Simply, that spells potential trouble versus the Avalanche.

Pick: Over 6.5 goals (-105)


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