The Avalanche will travel to Boston to face the Bruins for the second time this season. The Avalanche won the first meeting 4-3 on 1/8. That game was tightly contested and the Avs won it in a shootout. Let's take a closer look at this matchup for tonight and get into our Avalanche vs Bruins Pick - NHL Picks 1/18/24.
The Avalanche are coming into this game with a strong recent performance, winning eight of their last ten games. Their offense has been particularly impressive, ranking second in goals per game and ninth in shots per game. Key player Nathan MacKinnon has been leading the team effectively with 72 points.
Defensively, the Avalanche have allowed 3.11 goals per game, while successfully killing 81.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays.
The Bruins have had a mixed performance lately, splitting their last eight games. However, they have consistently shown strength in offense, ranking 12th in goals per game and fifth in power play goal percentage.
Defensively, Boston stands out with their performance, being fifth in goals against average and second in save percentage. This solid defense is a critical factor in their games.
The Bruins are predicted to have a slight edge, especially considering their formidable defense and strong performance at home this season, with a record of 13-3-3.
However, the Avalanche's recent momentum and offensive capabilities could present a significant challenge to the Bruins. Their ability to score and recent form could make this game very competitive.
A key aspect to consider is the potential weariness of the Avalanche, as this will be their fourth consecutive road game and third game in four nights. Give a slight edge to the Bs here.
Bruins 5 Avalanche 4