The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche as they try to hold their positioning in the standings. The Penguins have lost the final Wild Card slot to the Florida Panthers, but Pittsburgh is just a point out. While they have plenty of time to reclaim the spot, it will be a wild ride to the end of the regular season.
Pittsburgh defeated the Avalanche when they faced off earlier in the season. However, that was back in February when Colorado was struggling immensely. They have turned a corner since then, and they are now playing like the Stanley Cup contender that they are. The Avalanche are firing on all cylinders, and they have picked the perfect time to turn things on. With less than a month in the regular season, Colorado is ready to make a run for back-to-back Stanley Cups.
Penguins vs Avalanche Match Details
Fixture: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Penguins vs Avalanche Betting Odds
|Penguins||+1.5 (-195)||+125||Over 6.5 (-105)|
|Avalanche||-1.5 (-195)||-145||Under 6.5 (-115)|
Penguins vs Avalanche Best Picks
A couple of solid goalies will be in net tonight for both teams. Jarry is set for Pittsburgh, and Georgiev is expected for the Avalanche. With two studs prepared to block all the shots tonight, there is no doubt that the under is the best play in this one.
Under 6.5 Goals (-115)
Penguins vs Avalanche Prediction
The Penguins come into this one with a four-game losing streak they are looking to end. However, Colorado is an incredibly tough place to play. They have lost in three of their last four visits to the Mile High City.
As for the Avalanche, they are on a six-game winning streak, and they have been dominating opponents. On Monday, they took down the Blackhawks 5-0. While defeating Chicago is nothing to brag about, winning a game 5-0 is extremely tough in the National Hockey League.
This game will be tight, as the Penguins will give them more trouble than Chicago did, but the home team should be able to pick up the win.