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NHL Playoffs: Avalanche vs Kraken Game 6 Odds & Prediction (Apr 28)

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Apr 27, 2023 · 2:00 PM PDT

Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer blocks the shot of Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen
Apr 26, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) blocks the shot of Colorado Avalanche left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) in the second period in game five of the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
  • Colorado is a -155 moneyline favorite in the Kraken vs Avalanche odds for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series
  • The Avalanche are now underdogs to win this best-of-seven game series
  • Get the latest Avalanche vs Kraken Game 6 odds here, plus injury news and Same-Game Parlay picks

The Colorado Avalanche did this to themselves. Seattle came out, played their game, and now are one game from closing out the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

Colorado never got into the flow of things on Wednesday night as Seattle held them off in Colorado by a score of 3-2. Shots and chances were closer to even.

Online sportsbooks offer Colorado as solid favorites in Friday’s NHL odds, and now +145 for the overall series. This would be the time to wager on the Avalanche.

Avalanche vs Kraken Game 6 Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+165) -155 U 6 (-120)
Seattle Kraken +1.5 (-195) +135 O 6 (EVEN)

The Avalanche ride in as -155 moneyline favorites, in a contest with a total of 6. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00pm ET on Friday at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA, with TNT providing nationwide coverage. Root Sports NW and ALT carry their local coverage.

The Avalanche vs Kraken series odds show Colorado as an underdog for the first time.


Odds as of April 27 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Kraken vs Avalanche Betting Splits

So, Colorado enjoys some reasonable numbers in Game 6 of the NHL betting trends. Bettors remain with some faith in the defending champions.

As of Thursday night, 68% of the moneyline bets are backing the Avalanche, while the over climbed to 90%. Expect a few shifts between now and Friday night as ATS numbers still tend to favor Seattle early.

Colorado vs Seattle NHL Betting News

The Avalanche will get Cale Makar back after he served his suspension on Wednesday night. However, the status of Valeri Nichushkin is a matter of contention.

Colorado looks about as healthy as it can be aside from the Nichushkin news.

Andre Burakovsky still is out for Seattle.

Colorado dropped in the numbers for the Stanley Cup odds at +1400 while Seattle shortened to +3000.

Avalanche vs Kraken Analysis

Both goaltenders were alright in Game 5. Seattle took advantage of Colorado’s sloppy play and held a 15-8 shot advantage after 20 minutes. That set the tone for the game. Eventually, Seattle scored first but Nathan MacKinnon responded. After that, the Kraken continued forward and took advantage of a lack of discipline from the Avalanche.

For the first time this season, the Avalanche came unglued. While arguing a call basically, Seattle scored then did not look back. The Kraken added a goal early in the third period. Now, Colorado scored to make the game closer late. However, Philipp Grubauer shut the door and made 27 saves in the road victory.

Colorado controlled most of the final two periods and had 10 of the 15 high-danger chances. Unfortunately for them, it was not enough on Wednesday night.

Honestly, when a team nets power-play goals and their goaltender and defense play well, they win no matter the locale. Seattle, in four of the five games this series, has been the better team.

So, like we said, Seattle now has Colorado on the ropes. Can the Avalanche rebound or can Seattle pull off the upset on Friday night?

Kraken vs Avalanche 2022-23 H2H Playoff Results

Date Away Team Home Team Result
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 comes in with zero pressure at all. If they lose, there is still a Game 7. If Colorado loses, Seattle advances to the next round.

Avalanche vs Kraken Prediction

Seattle showed the resolve and discipline that Colorado has not for the past two games. It has been the biggest difference in this series. Dave Hakstol and the Kraken keep playing their game and getting timely goal scoring from all over the place. Whether it’s Jordan Eberle or Tye Kartye, they find a way.

Seattle needs one more effort like this to win the series. Colorado hopes their duo of Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen can will them to a Game 7 this weekend.

Kraken vs Avalanche Game 6 Same-Game Parlay

Pick Odds
Under 5.5 Goals EVEN
Seattle Kraken Moneyline +135
Same-Game Parlay Odds +340

Expect a surreal affair as again, will it be Colorado who delivers or do they succumb to the pressure? It’s an excellent question few saw coming. However, goals could again be at a premium for Game 6.

Pick: Same-Game Parlay (+340)


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