The Colorado Avalanche are all of a sudden facing the possibility of elimination against a team that is making its first playoff appearance in franchise history.
The Avs are clearly not the same team that won last year’s Stanley Cup, but they aren’t eliminated just yet. With a win against the Kraken tonight, they can take Game 7 back home to Colorado.
Let’s dive into the odds for tonight’s big Game 6.
Avalanche vs. Kraken odds, puck line, and total
Avalanche vs. Kraken prediction and pick
Despite there being only five goals in Game 5 between these two teams, I’m going back to the well by betting on the OVER 5.5 in Game 6 tonight.
So far in the postseason, the Avalanche and Kraken rank 5th and 6th in expected goals per 60 minutes. They’re also combining for an average of 63.36 shots on net per 60 minutes.
Still, the main reason I’m making this bet is I have no faith in Philipp Grubauer. Credit to him, he’s been playing extremely well this series, sporting a save percentage of .918.
But, I don’t expect that to continue. He had an .895 save percentage in the regular season and I expect him to return to his normal self at some point in these playoffs and if it happens tonight, we should be well on our way to cashing the OVER.
At 5.5, I’ll bet the OVER tonight.
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