Hurricanes vs. Avalanche Odds and Picks

Colorado Avalanche right winger Mikko Rantanen celebrates after his goal

November 10, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche right winger Mikko Rantanen (96) celebrates after his second period goal against the Nashville Predators at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports

  • The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, November 12
  • The Avalanche have several injured players, including Gabriel Landeskog
  • Check out the Hurricanes vs Avalanche odds below, along with our best bet and predictions.

After finally overcoming the hurdle and proving they were NHL class last season, the Avs were slow to start this year with just four wins in nine games in October. They seem to have righted the ship, as they started November with three straight wins.

The Avs have also been hit hard by the injury bug, with a number of key players sidelined. It will be a tough test when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, November 12. The puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET from Ball Arena in Denver and can be seen on Altitude and Bally Sports South in the United States.

The Avalanche are the -139 home favorites in this matchup between two of the league’s best teams. Take a look at the rest of the Hurricanes vs Avalanche odds below, as well as our best bet and pick for this game.

Hurricane vs Avalanche Odds

Game time Crew puck line Total Moneyline
Saturday November 12 Carolina Hurricanes +1.5 (-220) O 6.5 (-103) +115
9:00 p.m. Colorado avalanche -1.5 (+175) U 6.5 (-120) -139

Odds as of November 11 on Barstool Sportsbook. Claim the Barstool Sportsbook promo code for NHL betting.

As -139 moneyline favorites, the Avalanche have an implied win probability of 58.16% while the Canes sit at 46.51% with odds of +115. The over/under total is set at 6.5 goals. Colorado has scored at least four goals in each of its last four games.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Analysis

After opening the season with three wins against three of the league’s expected minnows, the Canes have endured one of the toughest schedules in the league. That continues Saturday night, when they are the road underdogs in NHL odds against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Carolina is a mediocre 6-4-1 since beating the Blue Jackets, Sharks and Kraken earlier this year. One of the highest ranked teams in Stanley Cup odds, they are coming off a very impressive 7-2 loss to Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Jack Campbell’s terrible goalkeeper was partly to thank for the lopsided scoreline.

Andrei Svechnikov had a goalless slip in five games in this competition by scoring his second hat trick of the year. The Russian winger could soon climb in the Rocket Richard Trophy odds as his 11 goals are the third in the league so far this season.

Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, the oft-injured Frederik Andersen wasn’t even available as a backup against the Oilers in the Canes’ last game and was placed on the injured reserve list. Antti Raanta, who carried the charge for the Canes in the playoffs last year when Andersen was injured, is expected to start against Colorado.

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Avalanche hit hard by injured

Talk about a coach’s worst nightmare. Jared Bednar has seen the injured list grow and grow in the first month of the season. Fortunately, his top two forwards and Norris Trophy favorite Cale Makar aren’t among those who haven’t missed a move so far.

These two aforementioned top forwards are guys you might consider good value in Hart Trophy odds, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen. The last time these two met in Colorado last year, the Av’s top-flight forwards combined three goals and five points in a 7-4 loss.

Hurricanes vs Avalanches Recent Results

Date Far from home Moneyline puck line More less
04/16/2022 PASS 7 – CAR 4 COLLAR COLLAR More
03/10/2022 CAR 2 – PASS 0 SELF SELF Below
02/28/2020 CAR 2 – PASS 3 COLLAR SELF Below
19/12/2019 PASS 1 – CAR 3 SELF SELF Below
03/11/2019 PASS 0 – CAR 3 SELF SELF Below

Prior to this dominating Avs win, most of the business between these two teams has been very low-scoring encounters. In fact, the previous six games have all gone under and it was never really close. They combined for 22 goals in those clashes, an average of just 3.67 per game.

Rantanen has been particularly hot lately with six goals in his last four games. With all the forwards out of the lineup, Avs depth more than increased to the plate. Logan O’Connor has scored in three straight games while Evan Rodrigues has scored in four straight games.

The Avs power play was dynamite, registering at a league-high 40.5% clip.

Hurricanes vs. Avalanche Same-Game Parlay Picks

Take Odds
Over 6.5 goals -103
Mikko Rantanen Anytime Goalscorer +123

Hurricanes vs Avalanche Pick & Prediction

Both teams’ offenses are skyrocketing. The Hurricanes can breathe a sigh of relief after their seven-goal outburst against the Oil. Prior to that game, they were shut out by the Panthers and scored just one goal in a 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

They’re probably hoping the touchdown they scored will change their luck with the puck. Although they are in the middle of the league in goals, they are fifth from the bottom in shooting percentage, with just 8.53%.

Colorado, meanwhile, is fourth in the league in shooting percentage. Although they lead the league in man advantage, they are 30th shorthanded, so watch out for special teams to play a role in this one.

Four of Colorado’s five home games this year have exceeded the betting total, and with both teams hitting their offensive stride, our prediction in Saturday’s NHL odds is that the Hurricanes and Avalanche combine for more than 6.5 goals.

Pick: Over 6.5 goals (-103)

George Nasios

sports editor

sports editor