Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders free prediction 18.12.2018

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Pre-match information:

Place: Pepsi Center.
Date: on the 18th of December, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 03:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: NHL USA.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado was able to break the series of failures and won over Dallas on home ice (6:4). Recently Gabriel  Landeskog’s team doesn’t demonstrate good work in defense. In five last matches Avalanche has missed 23 times but could shoot 19 pucks. The top scorers of the tournament – Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen are playing for Denver.

Avalanche is used to win on Pepsi Center Arena but now they obviously have some problems in defense.

Semyon Varlamov has played 22 times and stoned 91.5% of drives. Now he has 2.77 GAA

New York Islanders

Islanders have nicely finished the series of home matches. New York won over Detroit (4:3, OT) but before it has lost toVegas (2:3) and to Pittsburgh (1:2, OT). Barry Trotz’s players don’t score a lot of pucks as they have scored only 12 goals in five last games. At the same time, Islanders often lose away matches. Recently they were beaten in Pittsburgh (2:6) and a little earlier on Madison Square Garden (0:5).

Tomas Greiss has already played 20 matches being in the starting line up. During this time he missed 46 times, having stoned 91.6% of shots.

Statistics and head-to- heads

Colorado missed 23 pucks in five last games.

Islanders have missed 18 times in five last away matches.

Colorado is the most scoring team in the West.

Three last games between these teams were played with Total under 5.5.

Colorado has played five last matches with Total over 5.5.

Bookmaker coefficients on the match Colorado Avalanche vs New York Islanders

Colorado Avalanche to win – odds 2.2;

Draw –4.4;

New York Islanders to win – odds 3.2.

Match prediction

The defense of Colorado is not in the most optimum form and “hungry” Islanders can win.

At the same time, the hosts have mind-blowing attack which will surely upset the goalkeeper of Islanders.

We think that in the match at least six pucks will be thrown.

Our tip: total over 5.5 – odds 1.65 Betsson