Planning on watching today's Bruins and Avalanche game? Catch the action at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, as the Avalanche hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Avalanche are the home favorites against the Bruins in a non-conference matchup.

BOSTON BRUINS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Monday, January 8th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Bruins winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Bruins on the moneyline (+110)
  • The Bruins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Bruins Offense Score Enough in Denver?

On the road this season, the Bruins have gone 12-5-3, and they have won three straight road games. In the Eastern Conference, Boston is in second place with a record of 24-8-6. In the Atlantic Division, the Bruins are in first place.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 5-5, and they are 4-1 in their last five games. When playing as the underdog this season, Boston has gone 4-0-1, and they have been the underdog in five games. Overall, the Bruins have been the favorite in 33 of their games, and they have gone 20-8-5 in those games.

When playing on the road this season, the Bruins have gone 11-9 against the puck line and 4-6 in their last 10 games. Overall, Boston's puck line record is at 21-17, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games vs. the puck line.

As the underdog, the Bruins have a puck line record of 5-0, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.5 goals per game. In their last three road games, Boston's puck line record is 3-0.

This season, Boston's games have an average of 6.1 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under performance of 19-19-0.

In their last three road games, Boston has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team's record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 21st position in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 10-0 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 13-7.

Boston's leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Pastrnak has 31 assists this season.

The Avalanche defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Jeremy Swayman has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 11-3, and his save percentage is 0.7352941176470589%.

Can the Avalanche Hold Strong at Home?

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant, going 16-5-0. Overall, they've won four of their last five games and have a record of 25-12-3, which has them in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference.

Against other teams in the West, Colorado has gone 18-11, and they have been favored in 36 of their 40 games this season, going 23-10-3 in those games. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3.

At home this season, the Avalanche have a puck line record of 13-8, and their average scoring margin is at +1.3 goals per game. So far, Colorado has 18 wins by multiple goals and has gone 19-21 against the puck line.

Heading into this game, the Avalanche have dropped two straight home games vs. the puck line, and their puck line record as the favorite is at 17-19. In their last ten games at home, Colorado's puck line record is at 5-5.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Colorado is 6.9. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 22-16-2.

Across their last three road contests, Boston has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 2nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Avalanche offense is 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

Colorado's leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far, he has 22 goals which is 10th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 43 assists so far.

The Avalanche defense is currently 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 23rd with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 21-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.9901960784313726%.