Colorado
Avalanche
Stadium Pepsi Center
42-20-8 Overall | 10-8-2 CENTRAL 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Avalanche237191 19.09%
Schedule
Regular season
Mon  3/2
@
Red Wings
W2-1
Wed  3/4
vs
Ducks
L / OT3-4
Fri  3/6
@
Canucks
L3-6
Sun  3/8
@
Sharks
W4-3
Mon  3/9
@
Kings
L1-3
Wed  3/11
vs
Rangers
W / OT3-2
Fri  3/13
vs
Canucks
POSTPONED
Sun  3/15
vs
Golden Knights
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
vs
Sharks
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
@
Predators
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 10/1, 9.1% odds to win the Cup. If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Avalanche would be a good betting value. Their 8.3% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #4 in the league. They are a good bet to win the West at 4/1, 20%. Their sim chance is 21%. They are projected to finish with 108 points and go over their pre-season futures line of 97.5. They are making the playoffs. Their chances of winning the division stand at 29.3%. They were a -310 'favorite' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 30.3% at 3/1, 25%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 37.9-31.1. They are ahead of expectations with their 41-19-8 record. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+543 units). They are 35-34 against the puck line for a 94 profit. Their under-over record is 35-32-1. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the New York Rangers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Their average goal differential is +0.67 which ranks #3 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #5. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #2 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #8 in home games. They are trending down. Their average goal differential in their past 8 games is 0 (#16 over this stretch).

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Philipp Grubauer who is projected to be the #8 Goalie the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
44 Barberio, Mark D6-120003/23/1990No College
41 Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard C6-019803/06/1985No College
95 Burakovsky, Andre RW6-320102/09/1995No College
28 Cole, Ian D6-122502/21/1989No College
37 Compher, J.T. C6-019004/08/1995No College
7 Connauton, Kevin D6-220502/23/1990No College
72 Donskoi, Joonas RW6-019004/13/1992No College
39 Francouz, Pavel G6-017906/03/1990No College
49 Girard, Samuel D5-1017005/12/1998No College
27 Graves, Ryan D6-522005/21/1995No College
35 Hutchinson, Michael G6-319803/02/1990No College
6 Johnson, Erik D6-422503/21/1988No College
17 Jost, Tyson C5-1118703/14/1998No College
81 Kamenev, Vladislav RW6-219408/12/1996No College
92 Landeskog, Gabriel LW6-121511/23/1992No College
29 MacKinnon, Nathan C6-020009/01/1995No College
8 Makar, Cale D5-1118710/30/1998No College
90 Namestnikov, Vladislav RW6-018311/22/1992No College
13 Nichushkin, Valeri LW6-421003/04/1995No College
83 Nieto, Matt LW5-1118511/05/1992No College
16 Zadorov, Nikita D6-623504/16/1995No College