Colorado vs Ottawa: prediction for the NHL fixture
Colorado are tenth in the Western Conference stadings following a poor start to the season. Recently, the Huricanes have made a massive improvement to their performance, and in the last three games they confidently beat San Jose (6:2), Vancouver (4:2), and Seattle (7:3).
The Avalanche are formidable in attack and easily break through their opponents' defenses, even in absense of their main star Nathan McKinnon, who is sidelined through injury.
Ottawa had to miss several games last week due to COVID-19 protocol: many of the Senators' players had symptoms and felt unwell. It will be hard for Ottawa to get back into the rhythm of the season on top of their other problems.
The Senators recently had a six-game losing streak that they broke in the match against Pittsburgh (6:3), but right after that Ottawa got crushed by Calgary with a score of 0:4. The Senators celebrated success in just one out of five away games, and on average conceded over three goals per game.
In the last 3 games, Colorado scored more than 3 goals.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, Colorado won the second period.
Colorado have picked good form, and deliver fantastic results even in McKinnon's absence. Ottawa are back after a week of quarantine, and we are not sure whether all of the players made a full recovery from the sickness. The Avalanche have a significant advantage in this fixture.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Colorado
Prediction: Handicap (-1.5) to Colorado
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We expect a high-scoring match here. Ottawa are not used to defensive play, and the Avalanche scored at least 4 goals in their last three games.
Our second bet - total over 5.5 goals